Archiving Data Permanently

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Wed Aug 17 16:41:07 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-08-17 at 10:20, Robin Laing wrote:

> If you configure RAR properly it will create a set of files that can be 
> used to rebuild the archive.  You can set the amount of rebuild files so 
> if you have a set of files that are corrupted, you can do a repair.
> It can split large files into more manageable parts or smaller sizes if 
> there is a corrupted DVD where you lose part of the DVD, you can still 
> recover all of the data.
> You could make a tar.gz image of your data and then rar the data into 
> smaller files to be saved.  Many options abound.

Yet another feature of backuppc is the ability to manually make
an archive copy from the last online backup in the form of a
normal tar image with optional compression.  This can either
be written to tape, or split into files of a specified size
(to fit on a CD or DVD, for example) into a directory.  When
writing to files, it can use the par2 utility to add sufficient
parity information to recover from some corrupted or missing

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at

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