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Auto Backup to CD-RW

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If you have users who have problems with crashes or issues with backing up, and you need an easier backup solution, consider this. You can create and give them a formatted CD-RW that backs up on insertion.

On the CD-RW place an autorun.inf file that is similiar to the following -- of course change the file to match you batch file and icon name.

[autorun]
open=backup.bat
icon=cdimage.ico

This works flawlessly if your users have DirectCD installed on their machines. The only thing they have to do is insert the CD.

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This was first published in October 2004

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