Solved Ghost Dual Layer DVD

April 23, 2015 at 16:19:42
Specs: Windows 7, 1.8GHz, 512KB L2 cache
I am seeking help to Ghost a Dual Layer DVD. I am aware of a single layer capability, however I have a requirement to use a dual layer dvd.

Also, as the single layer is no cost, I am also seeking no cost for the dual layer.

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April 23, 2015 at 18:16:13
I have some good news.

Paragon offers free backup software which is highly regarded so I decided to have a look at their offering. On their System Requirements page under Supported Storages they list DVD+/-R (DL). Their software is Windows 7 compatible.

Here is a link to their "Backup & Recovery 14 Free Edition" For personal use only:

https://www.paragon-software.com/ho...

I have to admit I'm impressed by this software which is free. It is comparable to Acronis True Image which I pay a decent price for. I think I might give this a shot myself.



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April 23, 2015 at 16:37:18
If you meanyou wish to duplicate a dual layer DVD... then almost any DVD burner from the last five years (at least) will handle both single and dual layer disks.

I have a mix of a recent Liteon, Samsung, and older Liteon burners; and all handle both disk formats.

Browse on Amazon for burners - lots of reviews there too from users.

Also eBay (but check reviews of anything you might consider from vendors there elsewhere on the web).


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April 23, 2015 at 16:49:44
Thank you for your response, however I am seeking the capability to Ghost a dual layer DVD,, creating an ISO file.
I am aware of duplicating a dual layer DVD.

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April 23, 2015 at 16:53:29
Are you asking about copy protection? Such as ripping a movie DVD?

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April 23, 2015 at 17:05:26
No, I am not asking about copy protection. I want to create a ghost file on a dual layer DVD. It is my understanding that only the capability to ghosting is only capable on a single layer DVD.

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April 23, 2015 at 17:18:20
Oh I see.

You wish to create a backup image onto a dual layer DVD using Norton Ghost.

I use Acronis so can't speak for Norton. Also my own backups go onto a NAS.

I had a quick look online and the user linked below states that Norton Ghost 2003 supports burning the image to a dual layer DVD.

http://radified.com/blog/archives/0...

It would be best practise to confirm this process is in fact supported by testing it.


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April 23, 2015 at 17:22:48
I have no preference of the OEM. I will take a look at the link you sent.
Thank you for the help and the information.

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April 23, 2015 at 17:29:03
Are you happy with any backup software as long as it supports burning the image to a dual layer DVD?

Just to clarify ghosting is a Norton / Symantec reference for their backup process. There are plenty of free alternatives that forum members here use. Hopefully you will get some recommendations.

Edit: my link in the previous post was simply to clarify that a Norton Ghost user claims that dual layer DVDs are supported by Norton Ghost 2003. I'm not sure it will give you the information you are seeking.

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April 23, 2015 at 17:41:08
Yes, I would be fine with any backup software, providing it supports ghosting an iso image to a dual layer DVD and there is no charge by the OEM.

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April 23, 2015 at 18:16:13
✔ Best Answer
I have some good news.

Paragon offers free backup software which is highly regarded so I decided to have a look at their offering. On their System Requirements page under Supported Storages they list DVD+/-R (DL). Their software is Windows 7 compatible.

Here is a link to their "Backup & Recovery 14 Free Edition" For personal use only:

https://www.paragon-software.com/ho...

I have to admit I'm impressed by this software which is free. It is comparable to Acronis True Image which I pay a decent price for. I think I might give this a shot myself.


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April 23, 2015 at 18:21:22
Outstanding. thank you for the information and research.

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#11
April 23, 2015 at 19:03:53
No problem.

Let us know how this goes for you. I'm going to try it out myself sometime in the future.


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#12
April 24, 2015 at 06:32:48
"I am seeking help to Ghost a Dual Layer DVD"

If I'm understanding correctly, all you want to do is make a backup copy of a dual layer DVD as an ISO file? Just about any burning software will do that - ImgBurn, CDBurnerXP, BurnAware, DeepBurner, etc.

http://filehippo.com/software/dvd/


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#13
April 24, 2015 at 08:34:04
As per riider... almost "any" burning software will create a ISO of an existing DVD/CD.

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