Re: Backup thousands of files 1 at a time with growisofs?
On 6 Jul, Nick Urbanik wrote:
> Dear Folks,
> I just bought a DVD writer on Sunday and am ignorant about DVDs;
> please excuse me.
> Can I back up thousands of small files, one at a time to a DVD, with
> growisofs? Can is do something simple like this, and get a reliable
> What are the limitations of this if it is possible?
> The kind of thing I wonder is: can I do something like this:
> growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -J -R file1
> for f in otherfiles...;do
> growisofs -M /dev/dvd -J -R $f
> where otherfiles... expands to many tens of thousands of files.
Why don't you use 'tar' especially with compression like
tar czf- otherfiles | growisofs ...
This compresses the tar archive and otherfiles may me millions.
I have'nt worked with growisofs, yet, since I am waiting for
affordable double layer writers and media.
Have a look at
and see the flyisofs / growisofs example there.
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