Which software for backing data up to DVDs ?

Robert G. (Doc) Savage dsavage at peaknet.net
Mon Jun 14 07:25:19 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-06-13 at 23:45 -0600, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> I need to back up 20 GB of Windows data from a hard drive onto DVDs so
> that a Windows user can access it.  I can read the Windows hard drive
> just fine.
> What software might I use to automagically split the data into DVD sized
> chunks and write it to a DVD ?  
> It would be nice if it didn't put half of one dir on one DVD and the
> second half on another.  I know this will happen with any dir that is
> larger than a DVD, but it would be nice if it didn't do that for the
> rest. 


The just-released 0.2.0 version still has a couple of bugs. The --test
option does not prevent disc burning. You may also have to
edit /etc/discspan.ini to reduce the max size spec for a DVD blank by
10-12M to prevent overflows. I've learned that not all DVD-Rs are the
same size. All DVD+Rs appear to be, and should burn faster.

Hope this helps.

--Doc Savage
  Fairview Heights, IL

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