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Old 11-22-2004, 12:12 PM   #1
ninmonkeys
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Which burner should I use?


I need to back up some of my data. It's definately not huge(sometimes maybe 9 megs?), so I would like to be able to, I think the term is "close the session but not the cd". That way I can write to the CD today, and a week later be able to read from it, but also append a new backup. (as long as there is space left on the CD)

1) What software would you recommend? And why? I'm asking because there seems to be so many burners I don't know where to start ?

2) Does it matter If I backup files from ext3 partitioned drive and a fat32 drive onto the same CD session? (can the source use different filesystems?)

3) What filesystem is the most common/should be used so the backup CD can be read from Windows and Linux? Or don't I have to worry about this?

thanks for your time,
--monkey
 
Old 11-22-2004, 03:54 PM   #2
ricstirato
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What software would you recommend?
Technically, all Linux GUI Software for CD burning uses the same command line tools in the background. So you should simply use the GUI tool you like most - the technical results will always be the same.

I personally prefer K3B for everyday work, it's quite easy to use.
If you want to to more fine tuning, you might have a look at xcdroast.


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Does it matter If I backup files from ext3 partitioned drive and a fat32 drive onto the same CD session?
No, as long as Linux can read the source file system it doesn't matter.


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What filesystem is the most common/should be used so the backup CD can be read from Windows and Linux? Or don't I have to worry about this?
CD-ROMs all have the ISO9660 file system (special cases and historic hardware excluded), readable on both Linux and Windows. No reason to worry ;-)


Regards
ric.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:17 AM   #3
ninmonkeys
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I just downloaded k3b and was about to install it, but, in INSTALL, it says
Quote:
3. Although it is not nessessary it is recommended to run cdrecord suid root. Th
at way cdrecord
will run with a high priority which increases the burning process stability.
Additionally it is
only possible to change the fifo buffer when cdrecord is run with root privil
eges.
The most simple way is
chmod 4711 /usr/bin/cdrecord
(You may also create a special cdwriting group and restrict all the above per
missions to that group.)
1) Is this dangerous to set cdrecord to suid root?

2)If the second option is safer (create a cd burning group, add myself to it) how would I do that?
 
  


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