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My Powerbook died, and I need to restore my backup, or parts of it onto another machine (a Mini). It seems that the Mini won't recognize the DVDs writted on the Powerbook.

 

Is this a limitation or a fault of the software?

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It seems that the Mini won't recognize the DVDs writted on the Powerbook.

 


 

Can you be more specific please?

 

- What exactly are you doing?

- What exactly are you seeing when you do it?

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It seems that the Mini won't recognize the DVDs writted on the Powerbook.

 


 

Can you be more specific please?

 

- What exactly are you doing?

- What exactly are you seeing when you do it?

 


 

Sorry for the delay, I gave up on restoring information from backups and recreated it based on a clone.

 

My 15" Al Powerbook motherboard failed suddenly a few months ago. I had a number of backup sets that I could recover critical data from. I tried copying the software (Retrospect 6.1) over to my Mini.

 

The first set of backup disks weren't recognized as they were DVD-RWs. The second set were DVD-Rs. There weren't recognized either. The drive in the Mini will normally read DVD-Rs written in the Powerbook.

 

It looks like I'm stuck with the lowest common denominator (CD-Rs).

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The first set of backup disks weren't recognized as they were DVD-RWs. The second set were DVD-Rs. There weren't recognized either

 


 

What sort of drive is in the Mini?

 

Retrospect requires a writable optical drive in order to read data on its disks. In other words, in order for Retrospect to read a CD-R disk, the drive must be able to write CD-R disks. In order for it to read DVD-R disks, the drive must be able to write DVD-R disks.

 

The fact that a drive might be able to read burned DVD-R data disks doesn't mean that the same drive can read Retrospect's packet written DVD-R volumes. It's how the software has always worked.

 

Dave

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