Genie Backup Manager can write to CD/DVD media of any format (DVD±RW/DVD±R/DVD-RAM/CD-R/CD-RW), including double layer DVDs and Blu-ray, using both built-in burning capability and packet writing - with the aid of third party software -.
To set Genie Backup Manager to backup to a CD/DVD drive, select Where to Backup from the left-hand menu, select CD/DVD media, then select the drive letter of the recorder you wish to use.
You can backup an unlimited amount of data to CD/DVD media even if one disc does not have sufficient space to hold all the data, since GBM will by default divide your backup into several discs (automatic disk spanning), and all you need to do is to replace discs when prompted to do so.
Genie Backup Manager will by default use the entire amount of empty space available on each inserted disk during backup, you can select Use fixed split size to instruct GBM to only fill up a fixed amount of space on each inserted disc. Make sure to leave some space as a safety margin for the table of contents that will be written to close the disc session.
If GBM fails to write to disc or is interrupted during the process, the user will be given the option to retry by inserting a new disc, or to cancel the operation.
Genie Backup Manager checks the integrity of data written on each disc in the backup set immediately after the disc's session is closed. If the data is corrupt, GBM will ask the user whether to proceed with backing up the rest of the data (in the case of automatic disc spanning) or cancel the backup task.
To prevent GBM from verifying data integrity after writing to a CD/DVD, uncheck the option Verify data after backup in the disc burning progress dialog that appears during backup.
GBM by default uses the maximum speed supported by both the recorder drive and the inserted media for burning, however, for trouble shooting purposes the user can select a custom writing speed by clicking Advanced Settings. If no disk is inserted in the drive, GBM will load the list of speeds supported by the recorder drive, inserting a disk in the drive would cause GBM to load the list of speeds supported by both the recorder and inserted media.
Blu-ray is only supported on Windows Vista and Windows 2008 Server and above