Backup across multiple DVD's

Felipe Figueiredo philsf79 at
Thu Aug 2 23:28:19 UTC 2007

On 8/2/07, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:

> There appears to have been some activity on the trunk build:
> Got it from the Edgy repos (kdar_2.0.6-0ubuntu3_i386.deb) &
> libdar3c2a_2.2.4-2ubuntu2_i386.deb from the dapper repos. Installed on
> Feisty without a hitch. I'm reading your excellent BurnSlice.txt and
> will give both kdar and your script a spin later this weekend. Thanks again!

I´m a big kdar fan, so I´m sorry I´ll throw sand in the engine but:
you may have trouble using it for DVD-sized slices. Kdar has a bug
that crashes it (I experimented it with 3GB+ files). This is not a dar
problem, so you can still use it.

You might get lucky, but in case kdar crashes opening the slices after
created (which I think it was my case), or even creating them, you can
take a look at, in dar site. It´s a nice script more or
less catchall situations. It will by default create differential
backups, after a full backup is done, slicing to CD-sized files (you
can ofcourse choose DVD-sized files), and burns with cdrecord.

There are other similar scripts in dar´s website, choose your weapons.


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