Backing up directly to DVD

Ben Edwards (lists) lists at
Tue Nov 16 22:53:29 UTC 2004

I am trying to work out how to backup files directly to DVD - i.e.
without creating a temporary file first.  However a I first want to
compress them.  Was thinking something like 

 tar cv * | gzip | growisofs -Z /dev/hdc 

However cant quite work out how to do it.

The other issue is that I would like to be able to restore individual
files from the DVD without unpacking the whole thing ,something like

 gzip /media/cdrom | tar xv *files*

Any help pointers would be great.

Ben Edwards - Poole, UK, England
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