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Old 09-06-2004, 02:22 PM   #1
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Creating file backups to DVD

Hey all,

I'm trying to set up a file server on my home network. And, I want a way to backup selected files for a nightly backup (just in case the disk dies). Can this be done with a DVD writer? If so, are there any particular brands of DVD writers that just aren't compatible with Redhat Fedora Core 2? Also, can this kind of backup be scheduled in cron? If so, what would the command line be?


Old 09-13-2004, 05:02 AM   #2
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heres how i see it

make a script that runs

mkisofs -r -o cd_image.iso /my_dir

tthen you can burn with the cdrecord program, look around and you will find how to use these progs

hope ive been helpul
Old 09-20-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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try growisofs

check out my earlier post:

From a tip I recieved I found that growisofs can be used to backup data files to DVD. If you're like me, you may have wasted time trying to get a DVD burner to work - only to find out that dvdrecord doesn't work as easily as cdrecord.


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