Request for a K3B enhancement... multiple disk data splitting.
pocallaghan at gmail.com
Sat Jun 26 06:45:42 UTC 2010
On Sat, 2010-06-26 at 00:19 +0000, g wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > What about the people who want to store on tapes (they exist!). Should we
> > change the tape archiving software as well?
> tape archiving, ie, cpio and tar, as well as any good tape program, already
> have ability to store to more than one tape.
> it is primarily cd/dvd programs that are lacking in ability.
Neither tar nor cpio force you to use tape. In fact they are usually not
used with tape at all and could potentially be used to prep the files
for the burning program. For example, the "--info-script" option of tar
could be used to allow changing the optical media between groups of
files, provided a command-line burner such as growisofs was used.
Alternatively, it would not be too difficult to write a script to
traverse the set of files to be backed up and batch them as
subdirectories containing symlinks to the real files. Then just burn the
contents of each subdir using K3B or whatever.
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