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Old 08 January 2013, 00:14   #1
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making backup copy of Workbench 2.04 disk

Trying to make a backup of my original Workbench 2.04 disk, within Workbench, but it keeps saying "Cannot read Workbench2.0" after getting about three-quarters of the way.

According to a similar thread here, I might need to use xcopy instead - I don't have xcopy (at least, not a working copy). Can anyone help?

ps. sorry if this is a silly question (I'm still getting back into this after many years)
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Old 08 January 2013, 00:17   #2
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It sounds like your disk has read errors (could work with another drive), so I don't think another program will do any better.
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You can try to copy some important files only but this way you can not copy bootblock.
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It sounds like your disk has read errors (could work with another drive), so I don't think another program will do any better.
Thanks, I think the disk is okay - I've just tried copying it from DF1 to DF0 instead. Same result.. Plus I've been using it without any problems. Just want a backup quick
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You can try to copy some important files only but this way you can not copy bootblock.
Thank you, looks like I will be using the original disk for now then (gulp)..
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try just using the external drive on its own.
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If DiskCopy fails to read the disk, then it is already dying. You should make a backup with a program which can ignore read errors ASAP.
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try just using the external drive on its own.
Thanks, just tried this, unfortunately it gives the same result - gets to "reading 66, 13 to go" then fails.. Cheers anyway
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If DiskCopy fails to read the disk, then it is already dying. You should make a backup with a program which can ignore read errors ASAP.
Thanks, luckily I've found a copy of Workbench 1.3 so I'll use that for now and back-up/switch once I get hold of something that can copy 2.04.

I wanted to back-up 2.04 as Octamed Sound Studio wanted to modify my Workbench disk (adding some fonts I think), and I want my original un-touched (and preferably, safely stashed while I use a back-up).

Turns out OSS will run from WB 1.3, although I've barely used/tested it yet.

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