Subject: Re: Does anyone do backups on CD-R?
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 11/17/1999 10:22:55
> I was thinking of trying to do backups to CD-R, and wondered if
> anyone else has already done something like this.  What I am
> considering doing is fiddling with dump to give it an easy way to
> communicate with cdrecord (though maybe I can just use a fake RMT
> server, [...]

It's not directly relevant to the CD-R question, but I have written a
pseudo-tape driver that allows dump - or any other program - to
continue thinking it's talking to a tape, when it's really talking to a
program.  It comes with a program that stores the "tape" contents in a
file, with framing information to identify tape record boundaries.
Other programs could be written to talk to a remote tape drive, or
compress/encrypt before writing to a real tape, or whatever your
imagination can dream up.

Let me know if you want a copy.

					der Mouse

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