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

Andrey Andreev andreev at
Fri Jan 21 13:33:42 UTC 2005

zoe* wrote:
> 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.

> 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


Andrey Andreev
University of Helsinki
Dept. of Computer Science

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