Backing up directly to DVD
dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Wed Nov 17 06:34:50 GMT 2004
Ben Edwards (lists) wrote:
> 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.
I do this by crontab each morning:
summer at Echidna:~$ cat bin/mk.dvd
dvd+rw-format -blank /dev/scd0
growisofs -use-the-force-luke \
-Z /dev/scd0 -q -r \
-m packages -m evolution -m backups \
summer at Echidna:~$
Some stuff I don't want (it won't fit).
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