Subject: Re: using pax (or something else?) to backup lots of data to CD or
To: Carl Brewer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Rauch <email@example.com>
Date: 12/27/2004 23:04:54
Someone (it's terrible that I can't remember his name offhand---"that
Polish guy"...I'll remember his name after I send this, no doubt;
(^&) posted some scripts a year or so ago that used fifos, I believe,
and worked with dump (or tar, or maybe whichever?) to create
multi-volume CD-R backups. It did not use mkisofs, but did use
cdrecord. Probably with a little work, you could even have it
print labels for your disks. (^& And a trivial change should let
it work on DVDs, though I think that the script ran "blind" so
you'd have to tell it the size of the media.
(Most of my data is essentially cached on disk; what I can't easily
restore already is small enough that I just back it up over my LAN
to other disks in other computers. So I never tried his scripts.
However, a few people commented favorably, and he posted a modified
version that he said he'd been testing successfully.)
If you can't dig it up in the archives, and want it, I can try to
dig it up. (Assuming that the author doesn't just post a reference.
Hm. Maybe it should be put into pkgsrc? Maybe it's already there.
"I probably don't know what I'm talking about." http://www.olib.org/~rkr/