How to backup system to DVD versus (default) removable storage?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by LoLo, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. LoLo

    LoLo Guest

    My backup wizard won't allow me to burn it to DVD, but rather wants to backup
    to drive: E instead. How do I change the default or preference from drive E
    to D? Any help would be gratefully appreciated! Thanks. :) Lo
    LoLo, Jan 1, 2006
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  2. The Windows backup utility (assuming that's the one you're using) doesn't deal with spanning multiple CD/DVD media. See for Image For Windows. It handles backups to CD/DVD and will automatically span multiple discs. It will also create a bootable "restore" image, as of the time you created the image.
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, Jan 1, 2006
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  3. LoLo

    LoLo Guest

    Thanks Doug. After digging, I found that Microsoft designs their sys. backup
    this way. I'll check out the site you suggested. Just looking for a cheap
    and easy way to backup my system to DVD and then weekly backups....without
    getting a ZIP drive or spending $. Thanks. :) Lo P.S. How do I
    "rate this post" for you?
    LoLo, Jan 1, 2006
  4. I don't use the web interface, so I can't answer how to rate it. If you want incremental backups, then Image for Windows isn't the best choice, its an all or nothing deal. You may want to look into other backup products that do span multiple discs, and work with DVD-RW media.
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, Jan 2, 2006
  5. LoLo

    LoLo Guest

    Thanks for the info Doug. Actually I have a PC and a laptop that I'm trying
    to keep on the same page and figure a system to do daily backups of my work.
    Right now I'm crazy back and forth w/ the flash drives, but that only keeps
    My Documents up to snuff, so it's a bit trickier to keep Outlook both in
    sync. Soon to invest in wireless, but as I said funds are the issue. I'm
    sure there a bunch of ways....I'm just a novice yet tho. :) Lo
    LoLo, Jan 2, 2006
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