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Date:      Thu, 22 Jan 2009 22:26:22 -0700
From:      Tim Judd <>
To:        Gary Kline <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: how to create a DVD backup filesystem?
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Gary Kline wrote:
> 	Guys, I've got several directories off ~kline/ that I want to
> 	store permanently.  Like all my development code in ~/devel, and
> 	all my music mp3's and ogg's in ~/Music, and all my online and
> 	mp3 books from in ~/readings.  There are PDF files
> 	and HTML and a slew of other stuff.
> 	Can I use K3B or some other GUI program to create a filesystem on
> 	either a few CD's or one DVD?  Right now, I'm cross-backing up
> 	stuff to four live servers.  It's just data, but I would like to
> 	be able to inset it into my optical tray, cd to it and cd to
> 	wherever and read or listen to AND (if some disaster strikes) be
> 	able to copy my files from the disc to the computer.
> 	I think I figured out how to create a tiny filesystem on a floppy
> 	disc, but this was a Long time ago.  Anything "push-button"?
> 	tia,
> 	gary
You can always try to tar it up directly

tar -czf /dev/acd0 ~kline/ ~devel/

Good luck.

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