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DISKDUPE
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OWNER'S MANUAL









Version 1.03
















Micro System Designs
1309 El Curtola
Lafayette, CA 94549
(415) 944-9994






































DiskDupe (November 1988)



(c) Copyright 1988 Micro Systems Designs, Inc.

All rights reserved.


DISKDUPE, AUTOLOAD, RELAY and MICRO SYSTEM DESIGNS are trademarks
of Micro System Designs, Inc. Other brands and product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

No part of this document may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any
language (natural or computer) in any form by any means, except
as described in the following license without the written
permission of Micro System Designs, Inc.






LICENSE AGREEMENT

This software is protected by both Unites States copyright law
and international treaty provisions. You may use it on a trial
basis for up to one month provided you do not violate the
copyright. After one month, you are required to pay the license
fee as described below. This license fee entitles you to use the
software on one computer at one time. If you wish to run several
copies of the software concurrently, you need to pay a license
fee for each concurrent copy.

You are granted a limited license to copy DiskDupe for the trial
use of others providing you include the files DISKDUPE.EXE,
DISKDUPE.DAT, DISKDUPE.DOC, and HELPME.EXE in complete and
unmodified form.



LIMITED WARRANTY

Micro System Designs does not warrant that the functions
contained in this program will meet your requirements or that the
program operation will be uninterrupted or error free.

Micro System Designs specifically disclaims all other warranties,
expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied
warranties of fitness for any particular purpose and of
merchantability.

IN NO EVENT WILL MICRO SYSTEM DESIGNS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY
DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST
SAVINGS, COMMERCIAL DAMAGE OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PROGRAM,
OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY.



GOVERNING LAW

These statements shall be construed, interpreted, and governed by
the laws of the state of California. You agree that this is the
complete and exclusive statement of this agreement which
supersedes any prior agreement or other communication between us
on this subject. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S.
Government of the computer software and documentation in this
package shall be subject to the restricted rights under DFARS
52.227-7013 applicable to commercial computer software.







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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

You may use DiskDupe for up to one month on a trial basis subject
to the restrictions described in the License Agreement. After one
month, if you want to continue to use DiskDupe, you are required
to pay a license fee of $39. This license fee entitles you to the
following:

- Perpetual license to use DiskDupe on one computer at one time.

- 30 minutes free technical support good for 60 days following
your first call (Technical support thereafter is 75 cents per
minute. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

- Advance notification of updates and new products.

- Reduced prices on other products. Your license fee will be
applied to the purchase price of: AutoLoad software (to use your
auto-loader with DiskDupe) or the AutoCopy system (which includes
an auto-loader and software).



































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DiskDupe Registration Form Send to: Micro System Designs
1309 El Curtola
Lafayette, CA 94594
(415) 944-9994



Please print:

Name_____________________________ Title_______________________

Company Name__________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________________

City________________________________ State______ Zip__________

Phone#________________________________________________________

I have read the License Agreement and agree to its terms.

Signature____________________________________ Date____________





Payment by: MC____ Visa____ Check____

Cardnumber____________________________________________________

Expiration date_____/____

Name as it appears on the card________________________________





Yes! I want to register my copy of DiskDupe. I want to use:

___ copies of DiskDupe concurrently. ($39 each) $______

Total $______







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TABLE OF CONTENTS

LICENSE AGREEMENT I
Limited Warranty.......................................... I
Governing Law............................................. I

REGISTRATION INFORMATION II
Registration Form....................................... III

INTRODUCTION 1
Summary of Features....................................... 1
Trial Edition............................................. 2
System Requirements....................................... 2

INSTALLATION 3
Hard Disk Installation.................................... 3
Floppy Disk Installation.................................. 3
Configuring............................................... 3

STARTING DISKDUPE 4
From AutoLoad............................................. 4
Manual DiskDupe........................................... 4

DISKDUPE MENU 4
Using the Menus........................................... 5
Source.................................................... 5
Source Drive............................................ 5
Source Image File....................................... 5
Source Image File List.................................. 6
Format.................................................. 6
Relay................................................... 6
Destination............................................... 7
Copy Type................................................. 7
Copies.................................................... 7
Setup Menu Choice......................................... 7

SETUP MENU 8
Drive Type................................................ 8
Format and Verify Options................................. 8
Temp Buffer File.......................................... 9
Auto-loader Drive........................................ 10

MANUAL MODE 10
Changing Disks........................................... 10
Relay.................................................... 10

COMMAND LINE AND BATCH FILES 10
Command Line............................................. 10
Batch Files.............................................. 11

MAXIMUM SPEED 11
Clean Master............................................. 11



IV





Format and Verify Optimization........................... 12

EXAMPLES 12
Standard Copying......................................... 13
Pre-Formatting........................................... 13
Image Files.............................................. 13
Backing up Floppies...................................... 14
Making Blank DOS Disks................................... 14

GETTING HELP 15
What to Do Before Calling................................ 15
30/60/75 Support Plan.................................... 16

OTHER PRODUCTS 16
AutoLoad................................................. 16
AutoCopy................................................. 16
For More Information..................................... 16

INDEX 17




































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INTRODUCTION

Introduction


SUMMARY OF FEATURES

Diskdupe is a fast and versatile disk duplication program for the
IBM compatible XT, AT or 386. It will copy the following disk
formats:

- 5.25" 320k........................ (8 sectors, for CPM/86)
- 5.25" 360k.................................. (Standard 5")
- 5.25" 1.2M.............................. (AT High Density)
- 3.5" 720k.................................. (Standard 3")
- 3.5" 1.4M.............................. (3" High Density)

DiskDupe also provides a quick way of making blank, formatted
disks.

Diskdupe can either run manually or in conjunction with AutoLoad
and your auto-loader to automate disk duplication.

You can instruct DiskDupe to copy to an image file on your hard
disk. This image file can later be used to make copies of the
original disk. You can also specify a list of image files to
create or to copy from.

DiskDupe is fast. It employs advanced DMA techniques so that it
can make an image of a floppy disk on your hard disk and then
copy from the image without slowing down. For a normal 360k disk,
the copy time takes less than 58 seconds. If you pre-format the
disks, it can take less than 26 seconds.

Diskdupe needs just 256k of RAM memory to run. With 512k of RAM,
DiskDupe will store the entire disk image of a 360k disk in
memory. If you have less memory installed or if you are copying
higher density disks, DiskDupe will buffer the rest of the disk
image to your hard disk. This hard disk buffering does not affect
copying speed.

The RELAY option allows you to make backup copies of new program
disks or floppy disks. You simply put write protect tabs on all
of the master disks and put blank disks behind each master.
DiskDupe will copy each write-protected master to all of the
disks behind it that are not write-protected.

DiskDupe will also pre-format your disks ahead of time. This will
drastically cut the time needed to later make a copy.





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TRIAL EDITION

You may use DiskDupe for up to one month on a trial basis subject
to the restrictions described in the License Agreement. After one
month, if you want to continue to use DiskDupe, you are required
to pay a license fee of $39. This license fee entitles you to the
following:

- Perpetual license to use DiskDupe on one computer at one time.

- 30 minutes free technical support good for 60 days following
your first call (Technical support thereafter is 75 cents per
minute. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

- Advance notification of updates and new products.

- Reduced prices on other products. Your license fee will be
applied to the purchase price of: AutoLoad software (to use your
auto-loader with DiskDupe) or the AutoCopy system (which includes
an auto-loader and software).

See the Registration Form for more information on registering
DiskDupe.

You can also copy DiskDupe for the trial use of others providing
you include the files DISKDUPE.EXE, DISKDUPE.DAT, DISKDUPE.DOC,
and HELPME.EXE in complete and unmodified form. See the License
Agreement for more information.




SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

To run DiskDupe you must have the following:

- IBM compatible XT, AT or 386

- Hard disk.

- 256K RAM memory.

- Floppy disk drive

To automate disk copying you also need:

- Mountain compatible auto-loader

- AutoLoad software.






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INSTALLATION

If you are using DiskDupe in conjunction with AutoLoad, DiskDupe
will be automatically installed in the \AL subdirectory. However,
if you using DiskDupe alone, follow the instructions below to
install DiskDupe onto your hard disk.


HARD DISK INSTALLATION

To install DiskDupe if you are using it without AutoLoad, follow
the instructions below:

- Boot up your computer as usual until a C> prompt appears.

- Type: MD \DISKDUPE and press the key.

- Type: CD \DISKDUPE and press the key.

- Insert the DiskDupe disk in the A: drive and type: COPY A:*.*
and press .


FLOPPY DISK INSTALLATION

DiskDupe works better in conjunction with a hard disk. This is
because DiskDupe cannot buffer a disk image to a floppy disk.

If you need to use DiskDupe on a floppy disk, copy the files
DISKDUPE.EXE and DISKDUPE.DAT to the floppy. Then erase the TEMP
BUFFER FILE option on the Setup menu. (See the next section on
how to configure DiskDupe.)


CONFIGURING

Now that DiskDupe is installed, you need to configure it for your
computer.

- Start DiskDupe by typing: DISKDUPE and pressing .

- Press on the first screen that tells you that AutoLoad
is not installed.

- At the DiskDupe Main Menu type 5 and press .

- If the floppy disks are not set up according to what is in your
computer, type the number of the incorrect disk and press
. Choose the correct disk from the menu and press .
(The C: floppy drive is the third floppy drive attached to the
system and D: is the fourth.)




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- If you are using an auto-loader with AutoLoad software, specify
which drive your auto-loader is connected to.

- If you are using DiskDupe on floppy disks, type 7 and press
and the press again. This will erase the TEMP
BUFFER FILE option so that DiskDupe will not try to buffer a disk
image.

- Type a 0 and the press to exit to the Main Menu. Now
type a 0 and press to exit to DOS. Your configuration
information will be saved to the file DISKDUPE.DAT.



STARTING DISKDUPE

DiskDupe can be run manually or, if you have an auto-loader, can
be used in conjunction with AutoLoad software.


FROM AUTOLOAD

If you are using DiskDupe with AutoLoad, follow the directions in
the AutoLoad manual to start AutoLoad. (Usually you can start
AutoLoad by typing AL and pressing from the DOS prompt
C>.) Then, select DiskDupe from the AutoLoad menu. (If DiskDupe
is not on the Main Menu, first select the Utility Menu and then
select DiskDupe from this menu.)


MANUAL DISKDUPE

If you are using DiskDupe manually without AutoLoad software,
follow the instructions below:

- Boot up your computer as usual until a C> prompt appears.

- Type CD \DISKDUPE and press .

- Type DISKDUPE and press .

(DiskDupe will search your PATH for its data file. This means
that if the DiskDupe directory is included in your PATH command,
DiskDupe can be started from any subdirectory.)



DISKDUPE MENU

When you first start DiskDupe, this menu will appear:





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************ DiskDupe Manual Mode ***************

1. Source....................... B: 5.25" 360k
2. Destination.................. B: 5.25" 360k
3. Copy type.................... 5.25" 360k
4. Copies....................... 10
5. Setup Menu

Number to change? ( to start, 0 to exit)




USING THE MENUS

To change a menu choice, type in the number of that choice and
press . For instance to change the source disk, type 1 and
press . You can then change the source drive by typing A:
and pressing .

When you are ready to start copying, press the key. If
you want to exit to the DOS prompt type 0 and press .

You can also exit to the DOS prompt anytime while the program is
running by pressing .


SOURCE

The source can either be a drive, a filename, a list of
filenames, the word FORMAT, or the word RELAY.


SOURCE DRIVE

The source drive is the drive letter where the master will be
read from. This can be the same as the destination drive although
it doesn't have to be. If you have more than two floppy drives
attached, you can enter C: or D: to specify the third or the
fourth floppy drive respectively.


SOURCE IMAGE FILE

If you have previously created a disk image, you can specify the
filename of the disk here. For instance, if you have a disk image
named DISK1, type in DISK1 here and the copies will be made from
this image.






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SOURCE IMAGE FILE LIST

You can also specify a list of disk images. Suppose you want to
make 10 copies of three master disks which you have created disk
images for, then you could enter DISK1,DISK2,DISK3 here. You can
enter as many images as you want however the total number of
characters in these filenames can not be more than 255
characters.


FORMAT

If you want to pre-format your disks to save time when you copy
them later, type FORMAT here. The disks will be formatted and
verified which will save a lot of time when you later use them to
make copies. For this to work properly the DiskDupe Setup Menu
should have the FORMAT option set to "ONLY WHEN NECESSARY" and to
save even more time the VERIFY option should be set to "ONLY
AFTER FORMAT".

NOTE: Disks that are pre-formatted using this option can only be
used with DiskDupe (or the DOS DiskCopy program). If you want to
format a disk to use for DOS file storage, use the DOS FORMAT
command or select the "Format Disks" option from the AutoLoad
Main Menu. You can also make DOS Formatted disks by copying from
a blank DOS formatted disk. (See the "Examples" section for more
information.)


RELAY

If you want to make backup copies of a stack of floppy disks, the
easiest way to do it is to use RELAY. To use RELAY, simply enter
the word RELAY in the Source option. Then put write protect tabs
on your master disks and behind it put as many blank disks as you
want copies for. Then put this stack in the auto-loader drive and
start copying. DiskDupe will read the first disk and copy it to
all of the disks behind it until it reaches the next disk with a
write-protect tab. It will then read that disk in and copy it to
all the disks behind it. This will continue until all the disks
are copied.

If you are using DiskDupe manually, you can still use RELAY.
However when you are done, you will need to press to
exit.

CAUTION: Be sure to put write protect tabs on all of your master
disks. If you don't, they will be overwritten.







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DESTINATION

The Destination can either be a drive, a filename or a list of
filenames.

If Destination is a drive, this drive will be used to copy the
disks.

If Destination is a filename or a list of filenames, the source
disks will be read and disk images created on your hard disk.


COPY TYPE

The Copy Type that you can use depends on what type of disk
drives are installed in your computer. (Be sure that your drive
types have been set up correctly on the Setup Menu. See
INSTALLATION for more information.)

If either the source or destination drive is a 5.25" 360k drive,
then the copy type can be either 360k or 320k disks. A 360k disk
is the standard DOS format. If you are copying CPM/86 disks (or
need to copy disks that have 8 sectors) use the 320k disk format.

If both the source and destination drives are 5.25" 1.2Mb drives
then you can copy either 320k, 360k or 1.2Mb disks.

Note: Although you can copy 360k and 320k disks in a 5.25" 1.2Mb
drive, it is not recommended. Because the 5.25" 1.2Mb drives
write a smaller track than usual, they can not be reliably read
in a 5.25" 360k drive.

If either the source or destination drive is 3.5" 720k drive, the
copy type will be the same.

If both the source and destination drives are 3.5" 1.4Mb drives,
you can copy either 720k or 1.4Mb disks.


COPIES

Use choice 4 to specify how many copies you want to make. You can
enter any number from 1 to 32000 here. If you are creating a disk
image file or doing a RELAY copy, the copy number has no affect.


SETUP MENU CHOICE

Use choice 5 to go to the Setup Menu to change various system
parameters. Refer to the next section for more information on the
Setup Menu.




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SETUP MENU

The Setup Menu is used to change various system parameters. This
menu looks like the following:

************ DiskDupe Setup ***************

1. A: .......................... 5.25" 1.2Mb
2. B: .......................... 5.25" 360k
3. C: .......................... NONE
4. D: .......................... NONE
5. Format........................ ONLY IF NECESSARY
6. Verify........................ ONLY AFTER FORMAT
7. Temp buffer file.............. DISKDUPE.TMP
8. Auto-loader drive............. (AutoLoad software not present)

Number to change? ( to return)


DRIVE TYPE

Choices 1 through 4 are used to setup the drives that are in your
system. Simply enter the number of the incorrect drive and then a
menu of all drive types will appear. Then enter the correct drive
type. This setup information will be stored so that you only need
to change it once.

The C: and the D: drive on this menu do not refer to your hard
disk but instead refer to the third or fourth floppy disk
installed on your system. For instance, if you are using an XT
and have a drive hooked up to a connector on the back of your
computer, it is probably the C: floppy drive.


FORMAT AND VERIFY OPTIONS

The Format and Verify options are used to help speed up the disk
copying time. If you always use new disks when making copies, set
Format to ALWAYS. This will save a few seconds that DiskDupe
normally takes to identify that a disk is blank and shift into
Format mode. When Format is set to ALWAYS a 360k disk will take
less than 58 seconds to copy.

If however, you sometimes use disks that are pre-formatted (by
the DiskDupe Format routine described above), you can save a lot
of time by setting the Format option to ONLY IF NECESSARY. This
will skip the format step on disks that have been pre-formatted.
You can use this option even if you use a combination of pre-
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disk is new and automatically shift into format mode for that
disk.

If you are confident that the disks you have pre-formatted have
not been subsequently damaged, you can also set VERIFY to ONLY
AFTER FORMAT. On pre-formatted disks this can cut the copying
time on a 360k disk down to less than 26 seconds per disk.
(Depending on your drive, this time can sometimes be less than 18
seconds!)

Be aware however, that if the disks have been damaged after they
were formatted (for instance, someone accidently touched the
floppy disk surface), DiskDupe will probably not detect this
damage. If you are concerned about this, you can set VERIFY to
ALWAYS to double check the disk for errors. Copy times for pre-
formatted disks when you VERIFY is set to ALWAYS are still fairly
quick. For a 360k disk it will still be less than 42 seconds.


TEMP BUFFER FILE

The Temp Buffer File is the file where DiskDupe stores any part
of the disk that will not fit in memory. If you have at least
512k of RAM memory in your computer and are copying 360k disks,
the entire disk will fit in memory and will not have to be
buffered. If however, you are copying another type of disk or
don't have as much memory, part of the disk will probably be
buffered to this file.

DiskDupe will only store the parts of the disk with data on it.
For instance, if you are copying a disk that is only half full,
only that half of the disk that has data on it will be stored.

Note: If files have been erased from a disk, DiskDupe may be
fooled into thinking that there is more data on the disk than
there really is. To help DiskDupe work most efficiently, it is
best to make a clean master disk by copying the necessary files
onto a disk that has just been formatted by DOS. (See the
"Examples" section on a quick way to do this.)

DiskDupe is also designed so that the copy time will not slow
down even when parts of the disk are buffered to your hard disk.

This option will not create a disk image file. If you want to
create an image of a master disk, put that filename in the
Destination field of the Main Menu.









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AUTO-LOADER DRIVE

This option isused to specify which drive your auto-loader is
attached to. If you don't have an auto-loader and AutoLoad
software, this option will be disabled.



MANUAL MODE

DiskDupe can be used manually as well as in conjunction with your
auto-loader.


CHANGING DISKS

In manual mode, DiskDupe will prompt you to change disks and then
wait until you press . Otherwise the operation is exactly
the same.


RELAY

In RELAY mode, DiskDupe will keep copying disks until the auto-
loader is empty. If you are using RELAY manually, press Break> when you are done. Be sure to put write protect tabs on
all your masters or they will be overwritten.



COMMAND LINE AND BATCH FILES

Most DiskDupe parameter can be entered from the DOS command line.
This allows you to create DOS Batch files to automate the use of
DiskDupe.


COMMAND LINE

Here is an example of a DiskDupe command line:

DISKDUPE A: B: 10 NOPAUSE


This will start DiskDupe with A: as the source drive and B: as
the destination drive and will make 10 copies. The NOPAUSE
statement instructs DiskDupe to start copying and then return to
DOS without stopping at the menus. This is useful if you want to
use DiskDupe in a batch file.

Here is the form for the DiskDupe command line:




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DISKDUPE (SOURCE) (DESTINATION) (COPIES) [NOPAUSE]


You must enter the Source, Destination and Copies. If you don't
want DiskDupe to pause at the menus, also add the word NOPAUSE

Notice that this format is very similar to the DOS command
DISKCOPY. The major difference is that you have to enter the
number of copies that you want made.

Source can be a drive, a filename, a list of filenames, the word
FORMAT or the word RELAY. Destination can be a drive, a filename
or a list of filenames.


BATCH FILES

You can combine DiskDupe commands into DOS batch files to
automate sequences of tasks.

The following is a batch file that reads in three source disks
creating disk images and then makes ten copies of each disk.

DISKDUPE B: DISK1,DISK2,DISK3 1 NOPAUSE
IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO END
DISKDUPE DISK1,DISK2,DISK3 B: 10 NOPAUSE
:END

Notice that you can test if there was a problem using the
ERRORLEVEL command. An ERRORLEVEL of 1 or greater indicates that
there was an error.



MAXIMUM SPEED

There are several ways in which you can optimize the speed of the
copies made with DiskDupe.


CLEAN MASTER

DiskDupe works faster when the master disk is "clean". This means
that the master disk was formatted before any files were copied
to it and no files have been deleted. The reason that this speeds
up the copy is that DiskDupe is now able to sense which part of
the disk has valid data on it and only copy that part of the
disk. If you have a master disk which has had many different
files copied to it and then erased, DiskDupe will have to copy
the entire disk even though all of the disk might not contain
real data.



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To make a clean master disk, first format a disk using the DOS
FORMAT command. (Or use the trick in the "Examples" section below
to make a DOS Formatted disk more quickly.)

Then use the DOS COPY command to copy the necessary files onto
this newly formatted disk. This disk can now be used as your
clean master disk.


FORMAT AND VERIFY OPTIMIZATION

The following table lists the maximum time it takes DiskDupe to
copy a 360k disk. If the source disk is not completely full, the
copy times will be faster than this.

Format on, Verify on 58 seconds

Format off, Verify on 42 seconds

Format off, Verify off 26 seconds

Notice that if you don't need to format or verify the disk, the
copying can take as little as 26 seconds.

To do this, you need to pre-format the disks. This can be done by
choosing FORMAT as the copy Source. The disks will be formatted
and verified and any bad disks will be rejected. You can format
disks at any time that is convenient.

Then, use these pre-formatted disks later when you make copies.
Make sure that Format is set to ONLY IF NECESSARY and Verify is
set to ONLY AFTER FORMAT on the Setup Menu.

If you are nervous about not verifying the disk after you write
to it, set the Verify option to ALWAYS. This will increase the
copy time but will re-verify the entire disk.



EXAMPLES

This section lists several different ways of copying disks with
DiskDupe and shows the best way to do it.

All these examples assume that your auto-loader is hooked up to
the B: drive. If your auto-loader is hooked up to a different
drive (like the third floppy drive which is called C:) use that
letter instead of B:.

If you are using DiskDupe manually you can still use these
examples however you will have to change disks by hand.




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STANDARD COPYING

- You have 1 master disk and want to make 50 copies.

Put the master disk in the auto-loader and then place 50 blank
(or pre-formatted) disks behind it. Start DiskDupe and set Source
and Destination to B: and Copies to 50. Or at the DOS prompt
type:

DISKDUPE B: B: 50

- You want to keep a stack of blank (or pre-formatted) disk in
the auto-loader and don't want to have to unload them to put in
the master disk.

Put the master disk in the A: drive and keep your blank (or pre-
formatted) disks in the auto-loader. Start DiskDupe and set
Source to A:, Destination to B: and Copies to 50. Or type at the
DOS prompt:

DISKDUPE A: B: 50


PRE-FORMATTING

- You only copy 200 disks a month but when you get an order you
need those disks as quickly as possible.

Pre-format the disks ahead of time. You can do this at your
convenience during lunch or at night. To do this, place a stack
of new disks in the auto-loader, start DiskDupe and enter FORMAT
as the Source, B: as the Destination and 200 for the Copies. You
can also do this at the command line by typing:

DISKDUPE FORMAT B: 200

Then when you get the order to copy the disks, use these pre-
formatted disks. Make sure the Setup Menu has Format set to ONLY
WHEN NECESSARY and Verify set to ONLY AFTER FORMAT. (You can also
set Verify to ALWAYS to double check the disks although this
takes a longer.)


IMAGE FILES

- You have 10 master disks that you need to copy periodically and
you don't want to keep using the masters over and over again.

Create image files of the masters on your hard disk. Do this by
putting your master disks in the auto-loader and then starting
DiskDupe and setting Source to B: and Destination to
D1,D2,D3,D4,D5,D6,D7,D8,D9,D10. Or type:



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DISKDUPE B: D1,D2,D3,D4,D5,D6,D7,D8,D9,D10

Then to make 3 copies of these 10 masters, set Source to
D1,D2,D3,D4,D5,D6,D7,D8,D9,D10 and Destination to B:. Or type:

DISKDUPE D1,D2,D3,D4,D5,D6,D7,D8,D9,D10 B: 3


BACKING UP FLOPPIES

- You just received PageMaker (or another software program) and
the instructions tell you to backup the 13 program disks before
using it.

- Or, your secretary has been keeping all of your letters on
floppy disks and you want to make a backup copy of these in case
something happens to them.

Put write protect tabs on every master disk. Place a blank (or
pre-formatted) disk behind each master. Put this stack in the
auto-loader and start DiskDupe. For the source, enter the word
RELAY and for the destination, enter B:. Or type:

DISKDUPE RELAY B:

Each master disk will be copied to all of the blank disks that is
behind it. Be SURE to put write protect tabs on your master disks
or they will be overwritten.

If you are using DiskDupe manually, you will need to type BREAK> when you are finished.

CAUTION: Be sure to put write protect tabs on all of your masters
or they will be overwritten.


MAKING BLANK DOS DISKS

- You sell floppy disks and you want to pre-format them for your
customers.

- Or, you are responsible for formatting and distributing all the
blank floppy disks that your business receives. You also re-
format old disks to remove any potentially sensitive information
from them before you redistribute them.

First, use the DOS FORMAT command to format a disk. If you like,
use the FORMAT /S option to put the system on the disk. Then
start DiskDupe and select B: as Source and type the word BLANK
for Destination. Or type:




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DISKDUPE B: BLANK

You only need to do the above step once. Then if you want to make
10 blank DOS disks, start DiskDupe and set Source to BLANK and
Destination to B: and Copies to 10. Or type:

DISKDUPE BLANK B: 10



GETTING HELP

DiskDupe is backed by a technical support system designed to
offer you fast, courteous service. This section explains what to
do if you need assistance beyond what the manual can provide.

NOTE: We are sorry but we cannot offer technical support to the
many users who are trying DiskDupe before they send in the
registration fee. After you register, you will receive 30 minutes
of free technical support (See the 30/60/75 Support Plan below.)


WHAT TO DO BEFORE CALLING

There is a program called HELPME included on the DiskDupe disk
that prints out instructions on what to do before you call, the
phone number of where to call, and technical information about
your computer. To run HELPME, follow these steps:

1. Make sure that your printer is on and ready.

2. Type HELPME and press .

That should do it. However, if you get a message that says: BAD
COMMAND OR FILE NAME, do the following:

Type C: and press , type CD \DISKDUPE and press
, then type HELPME and press .

Be sure to read the HELPME printout and follow the directions
before you call.

(ADVANCED USERS: If your printer is hooked up to another port
besides LPT1 (or PRN) then type HELPME followed by the name of
your printer's port. For instance, if you have a serial printer
hooked up to your COM1 port, type HELPME COM1.)








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30/60/75 SUPPORT PLAN

-30- After you return your registration card and pay your license
fee, you will receive 30 minutes of free technical support.

-60- This free time is good for 60 days following your first
call.

-75- Technical support after that is 75 cents per minute.



OTHER PRODUCTS

If you are interested in automating your disk duplication, Micro
System Designs also offers other products to help you.


AUTOLOAD

If you already have an auto-loader, DiskDupe can be used in
conjunction with another software product called AutoLoad to
automate disk changing. This will allow you to put a whole stack
of disks in the auto-loader to be copied automatically.

AutoLoad also allows you to use your auto-loader and a hard disk
backup program (like FastBack) to automatically back up your hard
disk.


AUTOCOPY

If you don't have an auto-loader, you might be interested in the
AutoCopy package. This includes an auto-loader and the AutoLoad
software in a reasonably priced package.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information on AutoLoad and AutoCopy contact:

Micro System Designs
1309 El Curtola
Lafayette, CA 94549
(415) 944-9994







INDEX


30/60/75 Support Plan.................................... 16
....................................... 5, 6, 10

A
Auto-loader Drive........................................ 10
AutoCopy................................................. 16
AutoLoad................................................. 16

B
Backing up Floppies...................................... 14
Batch files.......................................... 10, 11

C
C: floppy drive........................................... 8
Clean Master............................................. 11
Command line............................................. 10
Configuring............................................... 3
Copies.................................................... 7
Copy Times............................................... 12
Copy Type................................................. 7
Copying Disks Examples................................... 12

D
Destination............................................... 7
Disk formats.............................................. 1
Disk image................................................ 5
DiskDupe Menus............................................ 4
Drive Type................................................ 8

E
ERRORLEVEL............................................... 11
Examples................................................. 12
Exit to the DOS prompt.................................... 5

F
Floppy Disk Installation.................................. 3
For More Information..................................... 16
FORMAT................................................ 6, 12
Format and Verify Optimization........................... 12
Format Option............................................. 8

G
Getting Help............................................. 15
Governing Law............................................. I

H
Hard Disk Installation.................................... 3





I
Image File................................................ 5
Image Files.............................................. 13
Installation.............................................. 3
Introduction.............................................. 1

L
License Agreement......................................... I
Limited Warranty.......................................... I
List of disk images....................................... 6

M
Making Blank DOS Disks................................... 14
Manual Mode.............................................. 10
Maximum Speed............................................ 11
Menus..................................................... 5

N
NOPAUSE.................................................. 10

O
Other Products........................................... 16

P
Pre-format................................................ 6
Pre-formatted............................................. 8
Pre-Formatting........................................... 13

R
Registration Form....................................... III
Registration Information................................. II
RELAY.............................................. 1, 6, 10

S
Setup Menu................................................ 8
Source.................................................... 5
Standard Copying......................................... 13
Starting DiskDupe......................................... 4
Summary of Features....................................... 1
System Requirements....................................... 2

T
Table Of Contents........................................ IV
Technical Support........................................ 15
Temp Buffer File.......................................... 9
Third or fourth floppy disk............................... 8

V
Verify Option............................................. 8
Verifying the disk....................................... 12





W
Write protect tabs........................................ 6


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