Backup



Arden Merckle
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
I am trying to backup my two drives in windows XP. My media is Jaz. When I
select the files to backup it gives me this message. " There is not enough
space on the disk. Please insert a different disk"

To backup these files it will take approximately 15 2gb disks. Is there a
way that windows upon filling one disk will go to another? Thanks.

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
Arden Merckle wrote:
> I am trying to backup my two drives in windows XP. My media is Jaz.
> When I select the files to backup it gives me this message. " There
> is not enough space on the disk. Please insert a different disk"
>
> To backup these files it will take approximately 15 2gb disks. Is
> there a way that windows upon filling one disk will go to another?

Natively - no.

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Arden Merckle
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
If what you say is correct, and I think you are----Microsoft's back software
is useless------thanks.

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Arden Merckle wrote:
> > I am trying to backup my two drives in windows XP. My media is Jaz.
> > When I select the files to backup it gives me this message. " There
> > is not enough space on the disk. Please insert a different disk"
> >
> > To backup these files it will take approximately 15 2gb disks. Is
> > there a way that windows upon filling one disk will go to another?
>
> Natively - no.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>

clueLESS
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
One Possible reason is, most likely, that you are trying to copy a LARGE
number of files to the root directory (Z:\).

Unfortunately, the root directory is fixed in size, which is where
expandable root directories (sub-directories----i.e. folders) come into play.

The fix is to create a subdirectory (Z:\MyFiles), and place the files in
there. Subdirectories are treated like files, and can expand as needed.
Better yet, create multiple subdirectories, and break up the files into
better categories. If you've already run into a disk full problem, you may
need to move or delete a few files from the root directory first. Ideally,
there should be NO files in the root directory of any drive, only directories.

If you use long filenames, or use lower-case names, then things get even
worse. A single file will use MULTIPLE directory entries to hold the name.
Each entry can hold only 13 characters. A long filename is any name
containing lower-case letters, more than one period, more than 8 characters
before a period (or more than 8 characters without a period), or more than 3
characters after a period. It seems odd, but if you name a file 'MyFile.txt',
that is considered a long filename. The short name is 'MYFILE.TXT' (all
uppercase).

I think alot of people don't realize that any 'drive' can have
subdirectories, even floppies.

So;
create a subdirectory and copy the files there. Subdirectories can be as
large as will fit on the disk.
* Avoid the use of long file names, especially in the root directory since
this is the most common cause of this problem ( filling up the root directory
on the disk). The number of files that can be stored in the root directory of
any disk is limited, because the root directory is the only one that cannot
be expanded in size.
For Example:


Primary Possible Directory
(available root space)
file name 8.3 alias entries used
-------------------------------------------------
EXAMPLE.TXT EXAMP~1.TXT 1
Example.txt EXAMP~1.TXT 2
LFN TEST.TXT LFNTES~1.TXT 2
This is a LFN.TEST THISIS~1.TES 3
This is a very long
file name.test THISIS~2.TES 4

I'm sure theres more info on this out here somewhere but from experience, or
rather lack off it, this is something I learned about file and folder naming
and creating the hard way. Or this wont help one bit, but I tried ">)
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jst a thought


"Arden Merckle" wrote:

> If what you say is correct, and I think you are----Microsoft's back software
> is useless------thanks.
>
> "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
>
> > Arden Merckle wrote:
> > > I am trying to backup my two drives in windows XP. My media is Jaz.
> > > When I select the files to backup it gives me this message. " There
> > > is not enough space on the disk. Please insert a different disk"
> > >
> > > To backup these files it will take approximately 15 2gb disks. Is
> > > there a way that windows upon filling one disk will go to another?
> >
> > Natively - no.
> >
> > --
> > Shenan Stanley
> > MS-MVP
> > --
> > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> >
> >
> >

David Candy
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
It's designed for tape drives and tape libraries.

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"Arden Merckle" <ArdenMerckle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0E826D81-D6EC-4ECA-A9FF-4CE13489200E@microsoft.com...
> If what you say is correct, and I think you are----Microsoft's back software
> is useless------thanks.
>
> "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
>
>> Arden Merckle wrote:
>> > I am trying to backup my two drives in windows XP. My media is Jaz.
>> > When I select the files to backup it gives me this message. " There
>> > is not enough space on the disk. Please insert a different disk"
>> >
>> > To backup these files it will take approximately 15 2gb disks. Is
>> > there a way that windows upon filling one disk will go to another?
>>
>> Natively - no.
>>
>> --
>> Shenan Stanley
>> MS-MVP
>> --
>> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
>> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>>
>>
>>


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