DVD backups

This tutorial shows how to backup your data from a local computer to DVD or Blu-ray disc by using a backup software such as Backup2 DVD. Once installed, Backup2 DVD lets you define a backup job and either run the backup to DVD manually or set it on automatic execution (to run automaticallly the DVD should be loaded in the tray). The first step in backing your data to DVD 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 DVD media from the destinations list, select the backup type and set it to run automatically (scheduled) or manually.

Backup to DVD using Backup2 DVD (hdd to dvd)

Backing up to DVD has become increasingly common due to mature technology and cheap DVD burners, this is why the backup to DVD method is so popular (and with the release of Blu-ray discs, which basically have the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs, backing up to DVD will become one of the most used backup methods).

If you intend to do a backup to DVD, consider our recommendations: Using Backup2 DVD you can easily backup to DVD by selecting your files and choosing what DVD to store them on. You can define particular DVD configurations and once finished your data can be backed up onto the DVD.

How to backup to DVD or Blu-ray with Backup2 DVD

Backup2 DVD makes the backup to DVD 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 DVD 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 DVD 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 DVD to be executed automatically at specific time intervals. If you schedule this backup, just remember that you will need to have the DVD you want to backup to in the DVD 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 DVD:

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