If your BackupEdge software requires using a DVD for your nightly backup, it is usually helpful to initialize the discs prior to use. The discs must be DVD-RW in order to work. The initialization will not work for customers who use DVD-R discs. Some disc drives perform much better with the read/write capability. To initialize DVD-RW discs, perform the following:
Insert a DVD-RW into the disc drive on your server
If you have a Red Hat Linux server, it is possible that you have a Blu Ray DVD drive installed. You can check with Mindware for that information. If the drive is Blu Ray, we recommend using dual layer VERBATIM Blu- Ray Media BD-RE DL 50GB 2X for best results.
Log in as root to get to the # prompt -> type edgemenu to launch the BackupEdge software menu
Enter the letter A or use your right arrow key to highlight the Admin tab -> Select Initialize Medium -> Press the Enter key once the Initialize Medium is highlighted
‘This will erase all data on this medium’ message will display -> Press the Enter key for ‘Erase It’
The initializing will display a message that the process has begun and once it is complete, a message will display that the process was successful. Press the Enter key to return to the menu.
Type the letter F or use your left arrow key to highlight File -> Select X or use your down arrow to select exit -> Type exit at the # prompt to return to the system login prompt