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Steinberg Wavelab 5

By Craig Anderton | January 1, 2005

Objective: Backup data on DVD media using Wavelab’s DVD-burning functions.

Background: Wavelab not only makes Red Book audio CDs and DVD-Audio discs, but can also provide data backup on either CD-R/RW or DVD±R/RW discs. You can even print labels from the program.

1. WaveLab

1. Go File > New > Data CD/DVD (or type Alt-F, N, T).

2. Selecting DVD Scale

2. Make sure that “DVD Scale” is selected.

3. Dragging the files you want to back up

3. Drag the files you want to backup on top of the DVD icon in the lower left pane.

4. Click the Burn Icon

4. Click on the Burn icon, and when the disk label window appears, enter the backup’s name.

5. Writing to virtual disc

5. The disc writing window appears. I just use the defaults, but if you want to know what all the goodies are, consult the online Help and documentation. I do recommend checking “Verify destination media after write.”

6. the 'writing disc' progress bar

6. Watch the “Writing disc” progress bar, and wait for media verification — when the disc pops out of the drive for the second time, it’s done.

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