Help a new member, Are GoBack and DVD Shrink incompatible?

vbimport

#1

Hi guys and gals,

I need a little help and this group has the knowledge.

Today I installed my first DVD burner, a Liteon. It came with Nero 6,3. I also installed the latest version of DVD Shrink. My computer is home built Athlon 2800XP with 1 GB RAM, two hard drives the burner and a CD burner along with an ATI 9600XP video card. I am running winXP Pro.
I also have Symantec GoBack 4.0 installed which has saved my butt on a number of occasions.

I successfully burned my first DVD, My Cousin Vinny, and noticed that my whole GoBack history had disappeared. This also happened to a friend so it certainly is a problem.

Can anyone help me understand why this is happening? I will send a note to Symantec but they generally are not too helpful.

TIA for any help.

Jerry the newbie


#2

GoBack works by recording every change to your hard disk so it can then revert those changes, as such there is only a limited amount of space that be used on your hard disk to backup changes. A process like compressing a DVD results in a huge amount of disk write operations and if you’ve written 8 GB of data to rip a DVD and another 4.7 GB, GoBack can’t remember all of those changes. Defragging your hard disk would have a similar result on GoBack revert points.


#3

Patatrox, I think you have the right idea since GoBack does shut down when defragging.
I have 8GB reserved on my hard drive for GoBack. I can’t imagine that there is that much activity when ripping a DVD. Do you think ripping actually uses up 8GB of disk space?
I guess it’s possible.
Jerry


#4

I’ve had some experience supporting GoBack, so yes ripping and re-encoding result in many many many disk writes, previous versions of GoBack did not shutdown when defragging so at the end of the defrag all revert points were lost.