Thanks for all the help... and a backup question

Andrey Andreev andreev at cs.helsinki.fi
Fri Jan 21 13:33:42 UTC 2005


zoe*purdue.edu wrote:
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> isn't enough.  At the moment it is HFS+ (I don't believe it is possible to 
> mount this, is it?) and contains all that remains of my Mac User days.  I have 

It is possible to mount HFS+ over firewire. :) People do that with their 
iPods. Google for HFS+ and linux.

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> I know nothing about burning software on linux,  (I imagine there is a simple 
> command-line tool capable of these things) Is it be possible to burn my files 

Try K3B for burning with a nice GUI. It's really quite nice. And sure 
enough there are comman-line tools (see the cdrtools package).

> from the hard drive to DVD by mounting the Drive on the powerbook and 
> connecting the two machines through ethernet?  (Does Ethernet have enough 
> bandwith to keep up with the drive? 

Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) should have enough bandwidth.

> If I pick a low burn speed might this be 
> possible?  Would I have to make image files of all the files to be backed up 
> first, or can is there a way to burn files directly to disc?)  

With K3B you can burn them "directly" to the disk, no need to bother 
with the making an image separately.

> Is this even the best way to approach the problem?

I'd mount it on the linux box. The over the net burning would work too.

Good luck

Andro

-- 
Andrey Andreev
University of Helsinki
Dept. of Computer Science




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