Back up to CD
The Backup Tool can write backups to compact discs in two ways:
- The Backup Tool supports the internal capability to write CDs provided by MS Windows XP ™(IMAPI). You don't need any preparation or third-party software to do this way. Please note that IMAPI creates multisession Joliet and ISO 9660 discs. It takes additional 11Mb of CD space to close each writing session, so be prepared that each writing of a backup by this manner will take additional space of the CD. The discs written in this way may be read on any computer without the need to install additional software.
- If you have some kind of packet-writing software (like Nero InCD or Roxio DirectCD) installed, and your CDs are formatted under UDF (Universal Disk Format), the Backup Tool considers your CD Recorder as a floppy drive, and works with it in the same way. As a rule a CD-drive manufacturer ships a packet-writing software on the CD-RW setup disk. Please see your CDRW documentation for details. To read an UDF-formatted disk on another computer, you may need to install a special UDF-reading driver. As a rule you'll find it in your packet-writing software installation package.
Under Windows XP the Backup Tool detects if the inserted disc is UDF-formatted, and applies the appropriate writing method automatically. Blank CDs are considered as Joliet discs.
Under earlier OS versions the Backup Tool assumes that the inserted disc is a UDF disc, and just attempts to copy the backup file to it. If the disc has not been formatted under UDF, the operation will fail with the "Disk Full" or the "Access Denied" error message.