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Trying to backup data

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#1 RknRusty


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:42 PM

I have an OEM installation of Nero BackItUp version from 2006. I bought some Memorex DVD+RW rated at 4.7GB. and tried to run a backup job. I selected about 4.1 Gigs of compressed files and started a new job, targeting my DVD drive (Model: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S), which I plan to refresh once a week.

The job started running and the DVD LED was flashing as if it were writing files. It ran for 5 hours, at which time I needed my computer. Nero had no progress bar or a pause button. It did have a cancel button on the toolbar, but it had no effect. The Nero process was using a flat line of about 40MB of memory and no CPU useage. No other system resources were in use, and no significant I/O reads and writes were taking place, the system idle process was in the 90% range, however the computer acted un-useably busy. The only exception was Outlook, which was accidentally left open when the job started, and it worked perfectly.

I ejected the DVD hoping the backup would resume later, but alas, it failed.
  • Anyone know how long a backup like this should take?
  • Is Nero a good backup program?
  • Is there a better free program?

Edited by RknRusty, 03 February 2009 - 09:45 PM.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:22 AM

Cobian back-up has been around for a while and comes well recommended
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#3 hamluis



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Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:30 AM

I have a little experience with an earlier version of Back-It-Up.

I tried it out one time, just to see how it was. I did not like the fact that it attached a new file extension to all of my data/music/files (I didn't try any others) and I had trouble restoring any of those files back to the their original extensions.

Some links on the situation I (and others) ran into: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=....mp;aq=f&oq=


#4 RknRusty

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:27 AM

Thanks for the replies. I tried Cobian last night and couldn't get it to work. Finally I found in the Cobian FAQs that it cannot backup to a DVD. Since that's what I want, at least until I can afford an external HD, I'll have to keep looking. When I read the Nero forums, that program looks like nothing but trouble. I may try it again tonight when I won't need the computer for 6 or 8 hours.

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