Subject: Re: using pax (or something else?) to backup lots of data to CD or
To: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?=22C=E9sar_Catri=E1n_C=2E=22?= <>
From: Carl Brewer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/28/2004 15:01:38
César Catrián C. wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 13:51:23 +1100
> Carl Brewer <> wrote:
>>Does anyone have any suggestions here for how to backup
>>to CD or DVD in a reasonably neat and automatic/hands free
>>way a whole filesystem or chunk thereof?
> I use dar for my backups.
> "DAR can break up a archive into multiple files, to facilitate
> storage on portable media, like CDs or DVDs."
> You can check to see if it is useful to you.

Thanks, I'm also looking at bacula, but it may be overkill for this,
especially as it doesn't directly (AFAIK) deal neatly with
writing to optical media.

IF tar/pax/dar/dump etc could use /dev/cd0a as a output device, it'd be
pretty good.  I don't think they can though?