Backup across multiple DVD's

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Aug 2 17:25:58 UTC 2007

On 08/02/2007 09:48 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 08/02/2007 03:54 AM, Dave M wrote:
>>> At 04:06 AM 8/2/2007 , Rashkae wrote:
>>>>I also found the
>>>>DAR util: so I plan on exploring that a bit
>>>>more as well.
>>> If you would like to use Dar, the attached script will help with burning
>>> the DVD's. Dar will run the script each time a slice is ready to burn.
>>> This script will also verify that the slice was burned properly. It can
>>> also make a Dar catalog, parity file or redundant copy of the dar slice.
>>> If your data is valuable then it is a good idea to have redundancy. DVD
>>> media is fragile and read errors are common.
>>> If you prefer using a GUI, look at KDAR. It is a GUI front end for DAR.
>>> It can do the backups (burned to DVD using the script) or it can create
>>> and export a DAR command with the parameters you chose using the GUI.
>> Cool! Thanks Dave. I was looking at Kdar, but it appears that it's not
>> been updated since 2005 & is no longer in the repos. So I was a little
>> hesitant to try to use that as a front end for DAR.
> It's not in the repos, and you have to go back to Dapper (iirc) to get the
> libdar package it depends on (kdar was actually in the repo a release
> later - but it shouldn't have been, as the dependency wasn't), but imo it's
> well worth it even if it isn't supported.  Sometimes software doesn't get
> updated because it doesn't need it.  

Thanks Derek (and Dave), I'll install & give a test spin.

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