Which software for backing data up to DVDs ?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 20:37:17 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Robert G. (Doc) Savage
> <dsavage at peaknet.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 10:37 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> None of my code ended up in the rewrite but the --test and --disk-start
>>> options were my ideas.
>>> I'm not sure if I did something wrong but when I tried to use it to
>>> backup my pictures I ended up a disc short. I had ~21GB to backup on 5
>>> discs and only 4 were burned. Like I said, I'm not sure if it's a bug
>>> or something I did so I'm very interested in your results.
>> Richard,
>> I sent James a very long epistle detailing the problems I encountered.
>> --test didn't work for me, and my indicated 14-disc set ended up burning
>> only 13. I had to reduce the DVD+R size in the .ini file from 4.377G to
>> 4.365G to avoid overflow. I thought that might increase the disc count,
>> but it didn't.
> Looks like it wasn't just me then. I'll take a look as the code and
> see if it is something I can figure out.
> Richard

Ok, here is the new and improved script. This patch has not yet been
accepted by the author but it should work for you.

Summary of changes:
- Burns the correct number of discs (needed a disc_num - 1 because
lists start at 0, not 1)
- Now defaults to not spewing all the file names, use -v or --verbose
if you want to see it.
- Spits out how many files will be written to each disk
- "--test" redirects device to /dev/null, but still goes through all
the motions including generating the iso files.

If you've already burned your files, just burn disc 1 over since
that's the one it was skipping.

Let me know if you have any issues.

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