What dvd writers are Fedora compatible?
james at westexe.demon.co.uk
Sat Aug 7 09:24:02 UTC 2004
> I have an LG DVD writer, but havent been able to reliabily do data backups
> I have like 4GB data to backup daily and I make 1 single big tar that
> then convert to iso file
> Should I split the tar in smaller files ?
I think so: it's a real pain getting something out of the "end" of a tar
file, especially if it has been compressed.
> can anyone pls post the mkisofs and cdrecord command lines that you are
> using, or the script file you use for data backup for DVD ?
Well, I burn to CD-RW, but I've attached what I use. I gzip all my tar
files (for speed as well as size): this does mean that I have to have
a "staging area" to hold the .tar.gzs before they reach disk. That's
more practical for a CD-RW.
Alternatively, there are lots of pre-written backup programs to use.
I've heard cdtar, bacula and mondorescue mentioned. Any one else got
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# Check BACKUPDIR exists
if [ ! -d $BACKUPDIR ]
mkdir $BACKUPDIR || exit 1
rm -rf $BACKUPDIR/*
cd / || exit 2
for i in home mnt/data/Office etc mnt/data/Other mnt/data/misc\
mnt/data/Network usr/games/fortune usr/local/bin usr/local/sbin\
echo "Backing up $i"
tar -zcf $BACKUPDIR/`basename $i`.tar.gz $i
if [ `du -m $BACKUPDIR | cut -f1` -ge 650 ]
# OK: now write it to CD
mkisofs -lJV"`date +%d%m%y` backup" $BACKUPDIR | cdrecord dev=$DEVICE driveropts=burnfree blank=fast -tao -
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