Backup Solution

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Feb 15 13:37:46 UTC 2007

Felipe Figueiredo wrote:

> On Wednesday 14 February 2007 11:49:05 Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Neil Winchurst wrote:
>> > Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
>> >> If you don't mind burning the dar slices yourself and like GUI, Kdar
>> >> is probably one of the best bets. I personally don't mind using k3b
>> >> for recording some slices, but that's just me.
>> ??  Kdar does the burning - you don't need k3b for this.

Strictly speaking, of course, kdar doesn't do the burning any more than k3b
would.  My bad...
> Does it? The documentation fails to mention it. It is also a major
> request.
> Also, the requisites page doesn't mention cdrecord/cdrdao, nor does the
> kdar package depend on them. Kdar's screenshots also don't show AND I
> can't find anything on it in the preferences.
> I don't think such a useful feature would be so undocumented. I think you
> are just wrong. Please (pretty please) prove me wrong.

Try being more polite.  You think I just made this up?

I can't now recall where I found the documentation, but see the config
options: "Slicing", check "Pause between slices" and put a cdrecord command
into "Command to run after writing slices".  Works great.  Annoyingly, my
saved .kdar files don't seem to actually have this command in them, so I'm
going to have to work out the options again.  I might even have used a k3b
command line in there.  Obviously we're seeing a demonstration of just how
poor my back practices are - it's over a month since I did it.

I'd point out that it's irrelevant that it doesn't depend on any cd/dvd
writing software, as using optical media would be purely optional, anyway.

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