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Re: [SLE] Backup to CD/DVD -- recommended software?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 03:37:03 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0502020334580.12975@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The Wednesday 2005-01-12 at 14:46 -0500, Jeffrey Laramie wrote:

> I use a cron script that runs at night which pipes the results of mkisofs into
> cdrecord. This works fine as long as the files don't change during the
> burning process. Something like this:
> mkisofs -v -R /data | cdrecord -v fs=12 speed=4 dev=ATA:1,1,0 -
> If your a competent script writer (I'm not) you could improve on this by
> creating the iso first, burn it, then delete the iso image. That would nearly
> eliminate any chance of files changing.

With an intermediate step, you can also compress the image. The linux
kernel can later mount the compressed cdrom or dvd transparently. I don't
know if any gui can do that.

Carlos Robinson

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