Thanks Guys! I really goofed! I need to 'copy' not
archive, in the strictest sense, from dvd to cd's.
But I am so glad to know about these programs...turns
out KDar, dar are in SuSE 9.1 Pro distro I use. One
caution I must address is that once the cd's are
written, I must issue them to $M-ft users. So,
archival files (i.e. .dar, .bz2, etc. types) are not
such a good idea. Hopefully, these personally-issued
cd's will assist some students and others with using
and reading the mainly OpenSource linux info.
Thanks again---I have much to study about CD/DVD
copying, file formats, and processes.
--- "Douglas B. Wise" <DouglasBWise(a)netscape.net>
You might also look at sdvdbackup if you want to
span multiple dvd's...
I couldn't figure out how to make dar do dvd's...
(Not sure that it
sdvdbackup doesn't do 1 in your list below but you
can do that yourself
pretty easily (maybe automate with a script).
It is part of the scdbackup package and is found at:
I am currently using it to perform various backups
areas) which span up to 6 dvds.
El Lun 31 Ene 2005 11:34, Robert Williams escribi�:
>Is anyone familiar with how to do this? A. Goal:
archive cd media with a
>tool which provides these capabilities ---- 1.
Copy data to hard disk; 2.
>Copy (stream?) data from hard disk to cd media
while "spanning" data across
>multiple cd's, prompt's user for
input (insert cd
#1, #2, #3,...etc.; 3.
>Performs bit-by-bit verification of data to
data integrity; 4.
>"Bonus" => copy protect media to
unauthorized distribution, i.e.
available data 'read-only'.
I recommend you have a look at the dar (disk
archive) utility, and - under KDE
- at kdar, a very nice grahical frontend to dar.
You'll find all necessary
Both programs can be easily compiled from the
source distribution, if SuSE
doesn't provide the latest versions for your
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