Solved Backing up a software CD?

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mdiemer

I have music creation software called Sonar. It's an older version but I love it and plan to continue using it indefinitely. Because it's old, I am concerned that if I were to lose the installation CD's, I would never be able to get it back as it is no longer sold. So, can I copy the CD to another CD? I've been told that Sonar allows you to do this, but I don't know how. My computer does have a CD burner, but only one. Is there a way to do this with just one CD burner?
 

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I used the link provided by Mr. Towns and that worked fine. However, I ran into a new problem: One of the Sonar DVDs is over 5 GB. I thought I would just be able to burn part of it and then Windows would tell me to insert a new DVD to finish the rest. But it apparently doesn't work that way. So...is there a way to do this? Split up the DVD so that it can be burned to two DVD-Rs? Perhaps by choosing the other format option, where you use it as a hard drive rather than the all-at-once option?
 

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I used the link provided by Mr. Towns and that worked fine. However, I ran into a new problem: One of the Sonar DVDs is over 5 GB. I thought I would just be able to burn part of it and then Windows would tell me to insert a new DVD to finish the rest. But it apparently doesn't work that way. So...is there a way to do this? Split up the DVD so that it can be burned to two DVD-Rs? Perhaps by choosing the other format option, where you use it as a hard drive rather than the all-at-once option?
I'm not for sure but Nero may automatically ask you for another disk. I've never tried to burn more that the disk capacity. Also I don't have much experience using windows to burn a disk. As you found out 5 gb is too large for a single layer dvd. It would have fit on a dual layer dvd. Since they are double the capacity of a single layer disk. Generally though cds and dvds are an unreliable backup method. I have lost data to depending upon the data on a cd being good only to find out (a little too late) that it was bad.
 

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    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
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    1 TB
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    N/A
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    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
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    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
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    2 gb
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    1440 x 900
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    300 GB
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