Mac Pro :: Backing Up Data To Two Double-layer DVDs At Once?

Mar 22, 2009

How would I go about doing this on the new Mac Pros? Is there a backup software that allows you to burn to 2 disc at once?

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Intel Mac :: Writing/playing Double Layer DVDs?

Jun 3, 2012

My Imac has recently began to show some problems with Dual layers DVDs that I did not experience before. It doesn't burn any DVD9 anymore. Even worse, I can not play any DVD9 I'd burnt on the same drive before, because they are constantly ejected, while before that (till 1-2 months ago) I had no problem with the same discs. With retail dvds or dvd5s (+R or -R). Does it mean that my DVD drive has become defective?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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PowerPC :: Burning Double Layer Dvd On 10.3.9 ?

May 19, 2009

Is it possible to burn a DVD onto a double layer blank DVD+R using thefollowing:

I have a Powerbook 10.3.9 aluminium, with a Matshita DVD-R UJ-816.

Will this burn a double layer or do I need some additional software. Ipresently use Toast 6.0 for normal.

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Hardware :: Burning Dual Layer DVDs?

Jan 9, 2008

I have a 1st generation Macbook, and I wanted to know if I can burn dual layer DVDs? Here's the output from System Profiler


Firmware Revision: HBEA
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW
Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
Media: No

It says nothing about dual layer support.

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OS X :: DVD Shrink To Convert Large Dual Layer DVDs Down To Sizes / Mac Ripper

Feb 15, 2009

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Applications :: Dual Layer DVDs And Want To Burn The Same Small Movie On Both Layers?

Oct 4, 2009

This is a pretty basic question. iDVD

I have dual layer DVDs and want to burn the same small movie on both layers, one would be full screen, the other wide screen so the viewer can choose.

Is this possible? Is it just a matter of burning one movie at a time; will the comp recognize which layer is empty after the first burn?

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OS X Technologies :: Photoshop Rename Layer If Layer Exists?

May 22, 2012

I need to rename "Original Layer" to Original Image" When this layer exists. In photoshop I've been trying this, but I get this error error "Can’t make «class cCLr» 1 of document "DE00ER515.psd" of application "Adobe Photoshop CS6" into type boolean." number -1700 from «class cCLr» 1 of document "DE00ER515.psd" to boolean tell application "Adobe Photoshop CS6"tell current document if (quick mask mode) then delete channel ¬ "Quick Mask"if layer "Original Layer" then ¬ set OriLayer to "Original Layer" set OriLayer to make layer with properties {name:"Original Image"} delete layer "Original Image" end tellend tell?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Can't Read Data On Certain DVDs

Apr 23, 2012

I am a graphic designer and often supplied with photos from the photographer after a shoot. My computer Intel Corei7(2009), running 10.6.8 with OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5680H drive, shows the disk as a blank disk (even in disk utility). Other older Macs available to me read the disk just fine. current disk that cannot be read: recordable memorex dvd-r?

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MacBook Pro :: How Much Space Need For Backing Up Data

Sep 16, 2010

I am deciding between a 500GB or 1TB HDD for external storage. I own a mbp15 with 4GB of memory. I'm using the laptop for simple internet, email, WORD, Excel, Powerpoint, Keynote, etc.

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OS X :: Time Machine Backing Up 30 GB Of Data

Jun 6, 2010

I have a MBP, and every few days I back it up using time machine. For some reason it's been scanning hundreds of thousands of files and than it backs up tons of GB's. Like today it tried to back up 30 GB's but the last time I backed it up was 4 days ago, and I doubt I changed THAT much stuff on my laptop. Is this normal? If not, what can I do to fix it.

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ICloud :: Backing Up Data To Ipad?

Jul 5, 2012

How do I import my dvd's to iTunes or iCloud so I can view them on my iPad?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Burning Data DVDs - Discs Not Able To Read By Mac

Nov 28, 2009

I'm having issues with burning data DVDs on my Mackbook Pro (running Snow Leopard) I'm burning large files (DVD/Blu-Ray rips) and the discs are unreliable. I'm trying to pinpoint the problem but haven't been able to. Some of the discs are not able to be read by the Mac - sometimes it spits the disc out a few seconds after being inserted...other discs just spin and spin and spin and it seems the Mac cannot read them - I can't even eject them without rebooting the computer. There seems to be no rhyme or reason between discs that read OK and discs that don't. Some discs were burned via the internal superdrive and some via a Sony USB dual layer burner. All discs burn and verify OK - there was no indication on any of them that anything went wrong. I am using Sony and Memorex discs, single and dual layer. Are there any known issues with either the Mac superdrive, or the burning of large (4+ GB - almost 8 GB) single files? I've got a good number of discs here and like I said all burned OK...but I've been having to go back to retrieve files and am only now finding that some of the discs are giving the problems described above, which means many of the backups I thought were legit are no good. Alternatively, if there is a better method for backing up these files . They are stored on hard drives being used by a streaming video player. I thought backing up each file to DVD would be a reliable backup method but apparently this is not the case. It's not ideal to back up to other hard drives - there are too many files and it would be too expensive. I don't know that online backups would be feasible because of the amount of time it would take to upload them and the space they would take up would likely be too expensive to maintain.

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OS X :: Time Machine Almost Full And Keeps Backing Up GB's Of Data?

Dec 14, 2010

So I think my TM drive is almost full (external drive connected to an AEBS). The thing is though every time I run the backup my MacBook, it backup 22GB even though I didn't change anything, which is a PITA since it take a while

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OS X :: Backing Up Data For A New Hard Drive Installation?

Feb 11, 2010

I've been looking into this a lot the passed few days, but there are a few answers I just can't find.

First of all, I know how to physically take apart my mac and put the new hard drive in. I have the new hard drive, and the tools I need.

The method I chose (before I looked into how to xfer data using macs) was to use time machine to make a backup of my entire hard drive on an external, which I did successfully.

However, before I take apart my mac and instal the new hard drive, there are a few things I want to be clear on, and I can't find the answers to.

Will I need the leopard OS disc for the new hard drive? Or does time capsule back up the OS as well, and give me some sort of prompt (doubtful)?

I have the pre late 2008 macbook pro, and it came with leopard. I haven't upgraded for several reasons I won't get into. My question now is, should I have the leopard OS disc? SHouldn't something like that have come with my mac? I ask because I feel like I should have one, but I don't remember getting one and can't find it anywhere. I always keep things like that.

And lastly, if I don't have the leopard OS disc, what do you think is the cheapest way for me to back up and xfer my data?

I have external hard drives, my new hard drive, and my old hard drive. Would it be cheaper for me to buy one of those things that directly xfers the data from one internal drive to another, or to buy another leopard disc? Is there a way I can just order the leopard disc I should have already for cheaper?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Is Time Machine Not Backing Up All Data

May 19, 2012

I have over 200gb of data, but when I use time machine to back up, its only backing up 64gb. I don't know if this is relevant but I had to erase the previous backup on my hard drive because I didn't have enough space for new backups.

Safari, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Alternative To Backing-Up Data Before Changing HD?

Jun 1, 2012

Is there a way to back-up, without having to log in to user profile? Snow Leopard, 10.6.8. I can no longer log in to my Macbook Pro, my last back up was 6 weeks ago. Information: Mactintosh HD says maximum capacity full.

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.53 GHz), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Software :: Time Machine Backing Up Ghost Data

Jul 24, 2008

Okay, maybe this is an isolated problem. I feel like I should be able to solve it, but so far I haven't been able to. Surely if it was widespread it would be talked about all over the Internet, but my searches aren't turning up anything. All right, let's cut to the chase:

Time Machine, ever since I got 10.5 (to the best of my knowledge) has been backing up 1.6GB of unknown data at least once a day, but on no discernibly regular schedule. This is unrelated to the fact that I change data on my drive all the time, and this gets backed up exactly as you would expect. The 1.6GB is on top of whatever routine stuff needs backing up. It simply seems to once in a while find 1.6GB of data that was changed, and whumph, there goes another 1.6GB on the RAID I back up on. It may be a big drive, but it will run out of space at some point, and way way way sooner than it should be running out of space as long as this continues. I am completely fed up with this problem and would have long since moved back to a previous backup scheme if that scheme allowed me to restore past iterations of files and un-delete data, which it did not. And let's face it, Time Machine is so darn cool that you want it to work even when it doesn't.

I checked the obvious large files that reside in the background while you work: Photoshop scratch disk (it's set to use the RAID right now, so it's obviously not the culprit), Parallels HDD image (I thought so at one time, but now I'm using my Boot Camp partition with Parallels, and not even booting into that partition for weeks at a time, and it still finds the 1.6GB changed almost every day or so)... I don't have any large media on the internal HD (that's what the RAID is for, if it doesn't run out of space because of Time Machine!), so I can't think of what else to look for. I saw that Time Machine keeps backup logs, but they don't list what files were backed up :-(

I realize a problem like this might be particularly hard to diagnose without being at the computer, but any ideas at all would really be appreciated.

It's also not Final Cut Express, which is set to use the RAID as the scratch disk. However, I have been in Final Cut an awful lot today, and I have seen a few or several 1.6GB backups today as well, which is unprecedented. It's rarely more than two a day. But all that's been different today is leaving FCE open, nothing else I can think of. But the 1.6GB backups occur even on days that FCE was never open.

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MacBook Pro :: Backing Up User Data From Unbootable Laptop

Aug 21, 2014

Recently my macbook pro was being fussy, and eventually failed to boot (get grey screen with apple and load bar, but doesn't completely load before shutting down).  I did a recovery boot and tried to repair the disc, which didn't work. 

I would like to pull all of the User data (music) off of the old hard drive-and move to an external hard drive- before erasing and reformatting (might not be the correct term). I am currently running 10.9.4 mavericks and optical drive pooped out a while ago.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), iOS 6.1.3

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OS X :: Unable To Setup Time Machine / Backing Up Data On Windows Xp

Dec 30, 2007

I really love Time machine and I'm using it on my internal drive. I know it not the best way to secure data. That why I'm planning to buy external hard drive. I read time machine and backup data on network drive, running leopard.

I'm wondering is there any way to setup time machine to backup my data on network hard drive running Windows XP. I use my macbook with my windows desktop PC for internet and sharing file. It would be great if time machine can backup data on my windows desktop network hard drive.

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Applications :: Backing Up Data On Xp / Program Similar To Time Machine

Mar 28, 2009

I know this is a Mac forum, but i need a little help finding a program and I thought I'd get the best results here. I'm looking for a program that is similar to OSX's Time Machine to backup my parent's PC. It is an HP and runs Windows XP and I have a Western Digital 750 GB USB external drive. Really, the main thing I want to backup is documents and music files. is there a program similar to Time Machine for Windows XP? Something I can set up to backup new files every few days or so?

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IMac :: Disk Utility RAID Setup - Backing Up Data

Jul 11, 2010

I have a couple of questions regarding backing up my external drive. I've got a 2TB external drive with about 1.5TB of movies, Music etc. I've got another identical empty drive that I want to keep a backup of the first drive on. So my question is what is the best way of backing up this data? I thought of using disk utility(I'm running snow leopard 10.6.4 if that makes any difference) to created a mirrored RAID set. If I plug in the empty drive then create the RAID set will my first drive get wiped when the set is created? or with it leave the data on the first drive intact? Or should I just use something like crashplan to backup to the 2nd drive?

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MacBook Pro :: Backing Up Data From Time Machine / Router Not Detecting HDD?

Aug 11, 2010

I currently have a wireless router with a functionality called ReadyShare and I also have a 320GB external USB HDD. I would like to be able to plug my HFS+ formatted HDD into my router and be able to use it as a wireless backup solution for Time Machine. The problem is that the router doesn't even detect the HDD so it is unable to share it throughout the network.

Another solution I had thought of was to connect the device to a Windows tower downstairs and then share it throughout the network. The problem here is that there is no free (read: FREE) software that I know of that allows Windows to detect HFS+ formatted drives in Windows Explorer in order to share them.I do know of software that lets Windows read them but there isn't anything that I know of that lets them be mounted in My Computer and treated like a normal drive.

This got me thinking... What if I install the Boot Camp drivers onto the machine downstairs. If I recall correctly, the Boot Camp drivers let Windows do exactly what I am trying to do. But I don't know if this is possible due to hardware differences, etc.

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OS X :: Backing Up Data Ibook G3 12" 128mb 900mhz OSX 2.8 White Case

Jan 11, 2010

I want to back up data from my ibook. I have tried to burn backup data on a CD-R, but have not had much success. I have tried to follow the instructions of creating a blank image, put information into it, then burn the disk. But I keep getting the message that " this image is in use" When I put a disk in, It is ejected because "image is in use" What am I doing wrong. Also what type of external flash drive or etc, could I use to back up the information of I can't burn a disk successfully?

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Nov 16, 2009

Been searching online for an easy way to copy DVDs to the hard drive so they can be watched without the external DVD player needed for the MacBook Air.I've converted the DVD to a .DMG file using the disk utility tool and then mounted it...but cant figure out how to make it actually execute inside of QuickTime...

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OS X :: Dvd Dual Layer Not Burning?

Sep 17, 2009

im having a having a macbook from february 2008 (the white one 2,4 ghz blablabla.. doesn't really matter

because of malfunction of my dvd drive.. i had it replaced (waranty) 9 months ago.

now i thing it's broken again when i try to burn a dual layer verbatim disc..i get this error:

tried it with toast and disk utility.. same result.
dvd's and cd's play fine. just burned an 80 min cd as well :S

dvd drive:


Firmware Revision:ZF1E
Burn Support:Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
Cache:2048 KB
Reads DVD:Yes
CD-Write:-R, -RW
DVD-Write:-R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
Write Strategies:CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
ID:MKM 003
Write Speeds:2.4x, 4x

maybe the lense is dirty but i rarely use the dvd drive.. will clean it tomorrow..but i don't think it will resolve my problem

anyone has a clue?

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OS X :: Copy Two DVD's To One Dual Layer DVD?

Oct 11, 2009

Alright, I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for by searching so I figured I'd ask. I think it should be fairly simple.

I have a pair of DVD's that were made a few years back. They contain a couple hours of footage from an event. Too much to put on one single layer DVD so it got split over 2.

What I'd like to do is copy both intact DVDs. But I much prefer now at this time to do this on one dual layer DVD for simplicity. All I have is the two DVD's which have simple menus and the footage. Ideally, I would like to be able to keep everything, and maybe put one simple menu on top to select between part 1 and part 2.

So what are my options? I do have FCS1 and the latest iLife setup. Not much more. I just don't know the best way to set up and burn this project.

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Power Mac G5 :: Not Reading Dual Layer Dvd

Nov 28, 2007

I have been searching the net for 2 straight hours now. I cant get my g5 to read dual layer dvd +r disks. Not write but read. My ibook g4 can just fine. My drive is a pioneer dvr-107d. I keep reading about updating the firmware but for the life of me i cant firmware anywhere.

powermac g5 dual 1.8
Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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Jan 2, 2011

I wish to make a backup copy of my Mad Men DVDs, each about 8GB, but I only have single-sided (4.7GB) DVD+R disks.

Is there a way to copy the DVDs to such smaller DVD+R disks and still keep the menu structure etc so that it plays in set top DVD players?

Or if I can't keep the menu structure, how can I copy individual episodes to disks (CD or DVD) so they play on set top DVD players?

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Mac Pro :: Burning Dual Layer DVD+Rs Crashes OS X?

Jan 24, 2008

Thats basically the problem in a nut shell. I can't seem to burn a DVD+R DL, everytime I attempt to do this the system crashes completely and I get the transparent window telling me to restart the system. To me, this feels a lot like the blue screen of death.

Anyone else having a similar problem? Have there been similar problems reported? Its definitely not the discs either, I've tried using Philips and Memorex DVD+R DLs and neither work, however, burning this stuff on Tiger was fine, however I'm not sure if Leopard is to blame because i dont remember if I had burned any DVD+R DLs successfully using Leopard.

I've got a first gen. Mac Pro with a PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D.

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Burn Duel Layer DVD

May 26, 2010

Anyways I have to burn a large disk image (Snow Leopard) legally of course. It's like 6.5gb so I bought memorex duel layer DVD+R 6.5gb the only one available at staples....

^That's my system profile of disk burning

Everytime I try to burn the disk image of 10.6 leapord it rejects the disk and ejects it.

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