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Wish the backup operation could, if necessary, erase a DVD prior to use RRS feed

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  • It would be reasonable to ask for confirmation if an erase was required.

    Friday, November 16, 2007 3:50 AM

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  • Once again, thanks for the feedback. At this time OneCare requires a new blank disc. Although you can use RW discs, plain old write once R discs are quite cheap and, in my opinion, are much better for a backup medium than any RW discs.

    -steve

     

    Friday, November 16, 2007 2:28 PM
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  • As an old time worker in the dataprocessing business, I was trained to have 3 generations of backup sets (grandfather, father, & son). Every time you do a full backup, you use the oldest set.
    As a result I use RW DVDs, & there not blank.
    My suggestion about auto erasing the media stands.
    Friday, November 16, 2007 2:58 PM
  • It's a good suggestion, Rolly. I was simply offering my opinion in return. Many people have problems with RW discs in OneCare, so improving on the ability to deal with RW discs and being able to erase them for use is a reasonable request.

    -steve

     

    Friday, November 16, 2007 6:56 PM
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