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I'm new to the forum. I have a long standing problem backing up onto my DVD-RAM disk(s). Using Mac OS 10.1.5 / Retrospect Express 5.0.238 / and in my G3 tower I have a ATAPI-A Matshita PD-2 LF-D110 A103 drive. I have 5.0 GB used on a 8.5 GB HD and wish to backup the entire HD onto my DVD-RAM. I have a handful of 5.2 GB rewriteable, 2 sided disks from 2 different manufacturers.

 

When I try a Normal (or Recycle) Backup with no compression, I backup side "A" until full, the disk ejects and when I turn it over and reinsert, the program fails to react to the second side. I get the dialogue box saying " Please select a new disk ... It will be named " X " all data wil probably fit on one new 2.6 GB disk." Despite all attempts to get the program to complete the Backup, it still stalls, awaiting the new disk. I have tried to put in a second, new blank disk in an effort to complete the back up on two Side "A's" as an alternate method. Still the program fails to recognize the new media.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Craig

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