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    Default Make a backup of my OSX discs?

    I know this is going to be a touchy one, so mods delete if you think it's warranted.

    Anyway, I'm going on a big trip around Aus and taking our macbook pro with us. It's being used for all sorts of important stuff. Anyway, part of my prep is to back it up, and to take a copy of all software we might need incase something goes wrong. I'd rather not take the originals as there is a chance they might get damaged.

    Anyway, I went to back up my osx discs and made a disc image in disk utility. I then went to put it on a DVD and it says "The disc inserted does not have enough free space". It was a standard 4.7GB DVD.

    Any ideas?

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    JimWOz's Avatar JimWOz is offline 56 no. ...and still seeing it big as a footy

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    The OSX Disc is dual Layer.
    The burner is a single layer disc burner.

    I discovered this several months ago when I wanted to make a backup copy to carry in my laptop bag.

    Find a dual layer burner and copy the DVD with that.
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    Yep, all you need is a Dual Layer DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decryption View Post
    Yep, all you need is a Dual Layer DVD.
    Ahh... not a normal DVD. That hadn't even occured to me :o :o

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    Decryption, I think unless the MBP is the latest Core2Duo model, or any 17 inch MBP model the burner is only single layer disc capable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimWOz View Post
    Decryption, I think unless the MBP is the latest Core2Duo model, or any 17 inch MBP model the burner is only single layer disc capable.
    It's a coreduo2 model luckily

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    Quote Originally Posted by IIe2PB View Post
    It's a coreduo2 model luckily
    Great !
    Then as Decryption said, all you need is a DL blank disc.
    Luckily I have an older machine with a DL burner, so have been able to do it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IIe2PB View Post
    Ahh... not a normal DVD

    Depends what you consider normal, but DVD's come in many variations. Mostly people use single layer, as they were the most common and cheapest. Not to mention widely supported.

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