DVD Writing

  laurie53 16:27 06 Aug 07

I'm having difficulty writing a large (7 gig) backup to a DL DVD.

The disc simply shows as RAW and none of my software will write to it

Anybody recommend some foolproof s/w? I've tried Nero and CD Burner.

  €dstowe 16:55 06 Aug 07

In my view, a DVD is not reliable enough to store something a important as a backup.

However, are you using a backup program to do this? If so, then the program will tell correct procedure to follow. If not, you are inviting all sorts of problems later if you need to use the backup - that is even if you can get it on to the DVD.

  laurie53 16:58 06 Aug 07

No, I'm simply copying an Acronis *.tib file to DVD.

  laurie53 07:14 07 Aug 07

Just need to bump this.

Can no-one suggest a good DVD DL writing programme?

  eedcam 09:50 07 Aug 07

click here=+*tib+file+to+DVD.&meta=
There are a couple of references here whic you may have already seen.If not good Luck

  Stuartli 09:54 07 Aug 07

>>In my view, a DVD is not reliable enough to store something a important as a backup.>>

I certainly wouldn't like to rely on a Dual Layer DVD..:-)

  laurie53 10:40 07 Aug 07

I think we've moved a bit off the point here.

The fact that it was a back up I was trying to move is a bit of a red herring, and in fact I have now moved it to another computer over the network.

My problem is not reliability, but how to write to a DL DVD.

Now off to try eedcam's ref.

  laurie53 19:57 07 Aug 07

Which is simply a search engine.

Is there no decent, reliable DVD writing software that anyone can recommend?

  bluto1 20:40 07 Aug 07

Have a look at click here

  laurie53 20:44 07 Aug 07

Thanks bluto 1.

No disc writing software there that I could see.

  Stuartli 20:45 07 Aug 07

Nero7 Burning ROM supports dual layer burning:

click here

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