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Salvage A Span Burn Gone Wrong?


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Hello all. I am attempting to backup an iPhoto Library (106.5 GB) to DVD. It requires 26 DVDs to complete the Span, and is taking a while, both of which I was OK with. However now Toast is balking at burning the next DVD, which is number 19 of the 26. I tried four blank DVDs, but none get accepted.

 

Toast shows me 2 prompts, one which says "The file 'IMG_5075.JPG' could not be accessed. (Data fork, -43)," and the other which says "Couldn't complete the last command because a file couldn't be found. Result Code = -43." I can find the file just fine, and the drive containing the Library is attached and work otherwise working well. The optical drive shows no other issues either. However I seem to be at an impasse regarding the Span burn. This leads me to ask:

 

1) Is there any way to cancel the Span and start again, with the same data selection, but back at Disc #19? Toast threatens that such is not possible.

 

2) Is there any way to bypass the file in question and continue with the remaining 6 DVDs?

 

3) Is there any other reset that keeps the Span task active in Toast but permits the temporary ceasing of the burn?

 

Thanks in advance for any and all assistance.

 

Lee

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I'm not aware of any easy solution to this. I think what you will need to do is abort the spanning session and compare the existing discs to your iPhoto Library to determine which items are not yet copied. Then do a new disc spanning session of just those that remain. The content should be burned in a hierarchal alphanumeric order, so it's not as difficult as you might think to find the best place to start a new session.

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I'm not aware of any easy solution to this. I think what you will need to do is abort the spanning session and compare the existing discs to your iPhoto Library to determine which items are not yet copied. Then do a new disc spanning session of just those that remain. The content should be burned in a hierarchal alphanumeric order, so it's not as difficult as you might think to find the best place to start a new session.

 

Thanks, Tsan. I tried looking into where things might have cut off, but at first look it didn't seem as clear as I hoped. I'll give it another look. The fact that the file was one entity (Library) and not broken up into lists of files might effect the ordering, no? The folders on each disc did not seem sequential.

 

Anyhow, does anybody know what a -43 error code signifies? At least I would know what derailed the span.

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Error 43 is about a file or folder not being found. This can be due to a problem with the file's naming. Maybe there are some unsupported characters in the file name. It could be because something changed the file or folder after the source was added to the Toast window. I'm just guessing.

 

If you control click on your iPhoto Library file and choose Show Package Contents from the contextual menu that appears you'll get a window showing all the folders and files that are in the iPhoto Library package. If you sort them by name I would expect them to be in the same order that Toast burned them to your spanned discs. I haven't burned spanned discs of my iPhoto Library so I don't know how Toast displays them when the disc is inserted. You may need to do the control-click Show Package Contents with the Toast discs as well. If you open Roxio Restore does it show anything other than the iPhoto Library document?

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Error 43 is about a file or folder not being found. This can be due to a problem with the file's naming. Maybe there are some unsupported characters in the file name. It could be because something changed the file or folder after the source was added to the Toast window. I'm just guessing.

 

If you control click on your iPhoto Library file and choose Show Package Contents from the contextual menu that appears you'll get a window showing all the folders and files that are in the iPhoto Library package. If you sort them by name I would expect them to be in the same order that Toast burned them to your spanned discs. I haven't burned spanned discs of my iPhoto Library so I don't know how Toast displays them when the disc is inserted. You may need to do the control-click Show Package Contents with the Toast discs as well. If you open Roxio Restore does it show anything other than the iPhoto Library document?

 

When you insert any of the burned discs the Roxio software appears as an option to recreate the spanned data. However it is easy to access the files that are housed on each individual disc as well.

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I just had the same problem after 16 of 29 disks. One should just be able to skip the file, not abort after burning a dozen disks.

 

Is there a place to file bug reports?

There is a feedback link in the Toast Help menu. Sorry for the misery. Since the discs are written in an alphanumeric order you may be able to figure out approximately where the last readable file was written to disc and start a new project from that point on.

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