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From: "jeh" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Back-up puzzle
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 07:18:17 +0100
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I don't have any problems backing up directly (from both TMG4 and TMG5) to a
CD-R disc. I can restore it directly on another machine with a CD-R/RW
drive. To read it on a CD-ROM drive the disk needs to be "closed" after

BTW I've given up using a CD for routine transfer of backup files between
machines in favour of a USB "pen" drive, far quicker and easily portable in
my shirt pocket. Actually I'm thinking of reversing the process and using
the pen drive as the master drive for the TMG project and backing up onto
the hard disk of whichever macine I'm using. Has anyone tried this?

John Heckels

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul E. Lawrence" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 5:17 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Back-up puzzle

> At 09:51 PM 9/4/2003 -0500, Darrell A. Martin wrote:
> >I have Roxio DirectCD ver. 5.10 loaded and running on my PC, which has a
> >CD-RW drive. Neither TMG 4.0d nor TMG 5.09 are the least bit successful
> >backing up to a blank CD-R disc. It may be technically possible to
> >a CD-R disc in a CD-RW drive (leaving it "open") so an application
> >can write directly to it, but my impression is either that it is not
> >possible, or that it creates discs that cannot be read by anything but a
> >CD-RW drive.
> You can on my fact the free CD that came with the system was a
> CD-R, I initially started out using it for tmg backkups, this was Dec
> 2001-Jan 2002 but switched to the CD-RW discs....I can't remember for sure
> whether I was backing up directly to the disc or backing up to hard drive
> and then drag and dropping....tried to test but the one CD-R disc I have
> appears to be damage
> > The geekish distinction is between UDF 1.5 and ISO 9660 formats.
> >
> >I am *not* talking about backing up first to a hard drive, and then
> >dragging and dropping the resulting file to a CD. That is a different
> >situation entirely, and its success will depend on the hardware and
> >software that one has installed.
> Paul E. Lawrence
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