Subject: Re: Suggestions for a backup solution
To: NetBSD <>
From: Jim Breton <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/03/2002 18:39:44
On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 11:29:42PM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> mkfifo /tmp/cdrecord
> dump ........parameters.... -B 666000 -f /tmp/cdrecord
> on another console
> cdrecord -v blank=fast speed=xxx /tmp/cdrecord
> and when dump prompts for next media rerun cdrecord and then hit enter in
> dump

That is a great idea, thanks for the tip. :)

Anyone got thoughts on how one could reliably insert encryption (via
gpg) or compression (gzip) into the equation, and still get it output in
media-size chunks without having to play with temp files?  (Or even
_with_ temp files, but that would be a heck of a lot uglier, I think.)

Maybe with some program sitting in the pipe that can break up the stream
into the desired # of blocks?  (pkgsrc/misc/buffer perhaps?)