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Old 05-28-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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How do I automagically back up a directory to DVD-RAM

I am running a small machine that hosts a directory for several client computers to use as a mapped drive so the client computers can run the application in the directory.

I need a way to backup/copy this directory to a DVD-RAM disk automagically ever night. How would I go about doing this?
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tar -cvpf backup.tar directory
mkisofs -R backup.iso "directory containg only backup.tar"
cdrecord -sao -speed=8 backup.iso
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Originally Posted by contusion View Post
tar -cvpf backup.tar directory
mkisofs -R backup.iso "directory containg only backup.tar"
cdrecord -sao -speed=8 backup.iso
DVD-RAM does not need to be burned like a regular CD. Once it is mounted it acts like a slow HDD. I did some reading and think that CRON would be my best bet, I just have to figure out how to use it. I am guessing what I need is something like this...

Mount the drive
CP the directory with auto overwrite switches to the mounted DVD-RAM
Unmount the drive

Would something like this work?
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Only one way to find out, give it a go.
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Did you try it & did it work? -- It's important to let others know.
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Of course there are other possibilities using 'dd' or tar or cpio or ...


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