Re: opinions please: auto-backup to CDRW
hi y chris...
have a look at the existing backup scripts that makes cdrw
you should do daily incrementals and weekly full backups..
where the incremental also span multiple full backups
as backups do fail due to full disks... ( aint backed up
cause you didnt check there was space available )
> > Hi,
> > I've been thinking about something over the last few
> > days and was wondering if it classifies as "sane" -
> > opinions please!
> > I have about 500Mb of variable data (theres only 4
> > console only users and we arent mp3 freaks!) and a
> > CDRW. Would it be worth setting up a script+cron
> > job to do the following nightly:-
> > 1/ tar+gzip /home AND /etc AND /var/mail AND
> > /root/scripts
> > 1.a/ make sure it'll fit on a CD
> > 2/ make an iso file to fit files w/ mkisofs
> > 3/ mount image using loopback
> > 4/ put archives from (1) in image
> > 5/ erase CDRW w/ cdrecord
> > 6/ write image to cdrw w/ cdrecord
> > 7/ clean up.
> > Do this nightly on a "7 disk cycle manually via changing
> > the disk before I go to bed and let it do it at 2am" (TM)
> > methodology ;) If I left the disk in and/or forgot, it'd
> > still backup the disk. I'd do a manual archive CD-R copy
> > once a week too (this is what I'm doing at the moment).
> > I (unfortunately) dont know the life cycle of average CDRW
> > media (Sony to be precise), so I dont know if this is
> > practical. It's a bog standard 2.2r3 box btw running kernel
> > 2.2.something (I forget which!)
> > Any suggestions/comments/flames etc?
> > Cheers,
> > - Chris.
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