[CentOS] Archive-to-DVD

Fri May 2 18:29:29 UTC 2008
Bob Marcan <bob.marcan at gmail.com>

On Fri, 2 May 2008 19:36:50 +0200
Marc Rebischke <centos at kommaher.de> wrote:

> 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 $X, I can give them the DVD (or the whole stack,
> if required) and say "there you go" without having to go through a
> restore process.
> I don't want something which creates it's own archive format which
> spans the DVDs (ie split-tar or ufsdump).
> I would settle for a program that produces a list of files such that I
> can create DVD images on my own.
> Does anyone have any ideas how I might go about doing this, before I
> roll my own solution?
[encijan ~]$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/dirsplit
Then use growisofs.
I can send you dirsplit-0.3.1-1.bob.src.rpm if you wish.

Best regards, Bob