CD Backup Software
Backup to CD was a good way to prevent data from accidental loss caused by human mistakes or hardware failures. Now it is obsolete, and most modern machines even have no CD drives. However, you can use Handy Backup software to backup a CD nowadays!
Version 8.3.2, built on October 6, 2021
Note: Modern Handy Backup 8 has no support for PC backup CD functions. You may download and use Handy Backup 7.x.x (32-bit) to utilize backup CD functions.
Backup CD Trivia
Backups on CDs were compact, reliable and transportable, which makes them very popular among all kinds of users. In most cases, a single CD had enough capacity to store backups for several data sources, which was very convenient for any backup rotation scheme of early 2000’s.
Use Cases for CD Backup Software
Availability and cheapness of backup CD media produced many typical use cases to implement this type of backup. Some of these cases are still quite actual.
Caution! You must be sure that your actions related to backup a CD are legal, such as for Steam backup CD or DVD to add to a game collection, or backup music CD to a public data storage service. Local and international copyright laws can deny some of these operations.
Handy Backup has an option to automatically divide large sets of data that cant fit a single disc (e.g. when you back up disk image). Disc changing must be performed manually but thats the only disadvantage of backing up to CD.
Apart from it, the utility provides full automation of all PC backup-related processes including backup compression, encryption, etc. With the help of a flexible scheduler your CD writer turns into a powerful backup engine and eliminates all worries regarding data loss.
Advantages of Backup a CD with Handy Backup
The Handy Backup solution supports all types of CD discs and provides full automation of all processes:
How to Backup to CD
To backup data to CD, you will need only two things: Handy Backup 7.x.x (32-bit) and a CD burning device with an appropriate CD-R or CD-RW inside. The utility supports all types of CD discs and provides full automation of all processes. Just follow the next instruction.
Caveat! Before making a backup to CD, please be sure that you already has an appropriate CD media inserted into an optical drive. Because of this necessity, we recommend considering migrating from CD backup software to more actual storage types and fully automated backup tasks!
How to Backup CD to Hard Drive
If you want to create a perfect CD image, the most convenient way is to backup CD to ISO with an appropriate tool. However, to save some data from a CD to another place, you can use Handy Backup. Just make a new backup task, and then select "CD/DVD/Blu-Ray" from the "Local or Network Drive".
Note: To make file selection, you must insert a CD unit into an optical drive before making data selection during creating a backup task! Later, you must be sure that this unit is loaded into a drive during a backup task execution.
Restoring Data from a PC Backup CD
Restoring data backup from CD discs is very easy. Make a recovery task using a CD as backup storage on Step 2. All you need to do is to insert a first backup disc, then select the index file and execute the task. Handy Backup will automatically do all other things.
Tip. Number or label a sequence of your multiple backup CD units when distributing your data across several discs. You can save much time when the program will prompt you inserting a next disc.
Unified Optical Drive Plug-In
In addition to backup CD, Handy Backup also supports burning backup to DVD and to Blu-Ray optical drives, with just the same plug-in. For detailed instructions on how to backup to CD or other optical media, please refer to appropriate articles in the User Manual.
Version 8.3.2, built on October 6, 2021
Convert your tasks using backup to CD into modern automated ways and big data storage types with Handy Backup 8, or download Handy Backup 7 if you still have a need for automatic backup to CD! A 30-day free trial version!