Error when using win2k server backup to write to DVD+RW disk

I've got a DVD/RW drive in my server.  Nero is the installed software, plus InCD for UDF/packet writing.

The disk is formatted using InCD, and I can copy files to it using explorer.

I want to create NT backup jobs that will write to this disk, but every time I try it (logged in as ADMIN...) I get an error:

E: is not a valid drive, or you do not have access.

Any thoughts?
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
You should try using a unformatted dvd.
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Bigjohn-sAuthor Commented:
I should just put an unformatted dvd+rw disk in there?
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
I have to say I don't know how NTbackup handles it's backups, but you should give it a try, I assume it can format the drive into the filesystem NTbackup wants it to be.
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Bigjohn-sAuthor Commented:
I'll give that a try.
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Bigjohn-sAuthor Commented:
Good thought, but now if just gives "e:\ unaccessable" error.

any other help??

John
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Bigjohn-sAuthor Commented:
Found my own answer:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;262006

Translated: it's microsofts stupid dumb a** mistake.

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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Too bad...

Yet, you can try making a backup to disk and then copying the backupfile to a DVD.
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
No problem, just save it as a PAQ, it might be valuable.
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PashaModCommented:
Question closed and points refunded

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