[Nelug] Backing up Files

Stephen Patterson steve at patter.mine.nu
Sat Jul 19 18:58:01 UTC 2003

On 19 Jul 03, Steven (Babylon722 at EpsilonEridani.freeserve.co.uk) wrote:
> I would like to backup a directory on my Linux (suse 7.3) fileserver accross
> a LAN to a DVD-RW drive. The problem I have is that the dir is aprox 25Gb
> and I have no backup software to split the backup over multiple disks. Is it
> possible to use some combination of utils on the server to create a zip?
> archive and them split the file into 4.5Gb chunks that I can then copy to
> DVD? I so what commands would I need to both backup and restore the backup?

There's a program called multicd which will do this with cds. IIRC it
has config options for disc size and how to burn it (cdrecord parameters).

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