[CentOS] Archive-to-DVD

Fri May 2 17:22:00 UTC 2008
Jason Pyeron <jpyeron at pdinc.us>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of David Mackintosh
> Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 12:42 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: [CentOS] Archive-to-DVD
> Hi folks,
> Here's the situation.  I have a group of engineers who love to save
> things to disk.  Now that the filer is getting full, they are
> interested in archiving some of those things to DVD.
> The tress containing the things they want to archive are specified
> like so:
> /path/path/path/A/04??
> /path/path/path/B/04??
> /path/path/path/A/05??
> /path/path/path/B/05??
> /path/path/path/A/06??
> /path/path/path/B/06??
> ...and there are things in A and B which do not match the specifications.
> The total amount of data in this specificaiton is around 30GB, and this is
> not
> distributed equally through the specification.


> What I'm hoping for is a program that I can feed in directory
> specifications like the above, and it will produce for me DVD images
> (.iso files) containing these trees in such a format that when the
> engineers want file $X, I can give them the DVD (or the whole stack,
> if required) and say "there you go" without having to go through a
> restore process.
> I don't want something which creates it's own archive format which
> spans the DVDs (ie split-tar or ufsdump).

Could not find one when we look either. Closest we came to finding any thing
was backuppc.

> I would settle for a program that produces a list of files such that I
> can create DVD images on my own.
> Does anyone have any ideas how I might go about doing this, before I
> roll my own solution?

We would help.

> --
>  /\oo/\
> / /()\ \ David Mackintosh |
>          dave at xdroop.com  | http://www.xdroop.com

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