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Re: Q's on backup to CD-R

Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org> writes:

> I'm trying to do a fairly comprehensive system backup to CD-R.  The
> amount I have to backup is much larger than the free space on the
> system, which in turn is larger than a CD-R.
> This means I'm interested in compression and streaming solutions.
> I just tried afio -o -Z piped to cdbackup, but this gave me an error
> after a bit.  I assume this was because cdbackup ran out of things to
> write while afio was busy compressing (see error below).

I use a package called cdbkup, which uses GNU tar's incremental
features, and compresses the backups before storing on CDR. All you need
is enough free space to hold an ISO image. It's worked very well for me,
even for recovery. Of course, it gets pretty tedious at anywhere above
10GB or so.

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