CD backups

This tutorial shows how to backup your data from a local computer to CD by using a backup software such as Backup2 DVD. Once installed, Backup2 CD lets you define a backup job and either run the backup to CD manually or set it on automatic execution (to run automaticallly the CD should be loaded in the tray). The first step in backing your data to CD is to download and install Backup2 CD.

Once Backup2 DVD is installed you can define your backup job using the backup wizard (simply click on the main Backup button and follow the steps). You choose what to backup, choose the CD media from the destinations list, select the backup type and set it to run automatically (scheduled) or manually.

Backup to CD using Backup2 DVD (hdd to cd)

Backup to CD was a very popular backup method, but now it's not as popular as backing up to DVD (given the larger size, especially since Blu-ray discs are now available). However, if your sources are not that large, it could be a possible alternative to classic backup media. If you intend to do a backup to CD, consider our recommendations: Using Backup2 DVD you can easily backup to CD by selecting your files and choosing what CD to store them on. You can define particular CD configurations and once finished your data can be backed up onto the CD.

How to backup to CD with Backup2 DVD

Backup2 DVD makes the backup to CD process be easy to perform, through its new backup wizard:
  1. In the first step of the wizard, add a name for your backup job and select where the backup will be saved (if you have multiple CD drives, select the one you want from the combo-box).
  2. Choose the files and folders you want to backup using Add files/folders buttons (or drag and drop the files from Windows Explorer into this window). Click Next.
  3. Select the type of backup. If you want to use zip compression select Full/Differential or Incremental. If you want the files to be backed up to CD without compression select the Mirror backup type (make sure the Zip the files checkbox is not selected, as that allows you to zip files individually).
  4. In the last step you would select if you want to schedule this backup to CD to be executed automatically at specific time intervals. If you schedule this backup, just remember that you will need to have the CD you want to backup to in the CD drive, otherwise the backup will not run.
  5. Click the Save button and select either Save and run to execute the backup now, or only Save to have it in the backup job lists from where you will run it manually (or if scheduled it will run automatically)

Backup2 DVD's specific features

Backup2 DVD has features that are specifically suitable for backing up to CD:

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