Backup Not Compatible with Norton Backup Sets (96875)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0

This article was previously published under Q96875


Microsoft does not support retrieving and comparing data created with Norton Backup.


Microsoft Backup uses Microsoft DoubleSpace compression technology developed specifically for MS-DOS 6.0. This compression engine replaces the compression engine technology in Norton Backup, making the two backup sets incompatible.

Microsoft Backup complies with the Microsoft Real Time Compression Interface (MRCI), which allows it (without further modification) to use a hardware implementation of the DoubleSpace compression server (if one is present).

Although it is possible to create backups without compression, Microsoft does not support exchanging backup sets with the Norton Backup program.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB96875