Subject: Re: Backing up CD's
To: Brian Rose <>
From: Stefan Schumacher <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/23/2003 19:39:23
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* Brian Rose ( wrote:
> I'm backing up a game I purchased recently and I am having some issues. I=
> am currently using good ole dd in the following way...
> dd if=3D/dev/cd0a of=3Dfilename.iso bs=3D2k

[dd dies]

> dd transfers 1.6 megabytes before dying. It should have 686,510,080 bytes=
> (according to my Windows box). I found some information on the net that=
> suggests that multi-session CD's may not work with this method, but there=
> was no information about how to make it work.

Could it be that there is a kind of copy protection used on that CD?=20
Have you tried dump(8) to create a backup? dump is really strong and IMO the
best backup tool.

Wenn ich sehe, in Sachsen-Anhalt, das sind auch immer die Leute,=20
die mit offenen Haenden herumlaufen"

ein gewisser Edmund Stoiber

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