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Date:      Fri, 23 Jan 2009 19:42:10 -0800
From:      Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        Tim Judd <tajudd@gmail.com>, FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: how to create a DVD backup filesystem?
Message-ID:  <20090124034209.GA31215@thought.org>
In-Reply-To: <20090123091407.0485db35.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <20090123011043.GA86638@thought.org> <497954FE.8050206@gmail.com> <20090123074516.GC96433@thought.org> <20090123091407.0485db35.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 09:14:07AM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 23:45:16 -0800, Gary Kline <kline@thought.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:26:22PM -0700, Tim Judd wrote:
> > > You can always try to tar it up directly
> > > 
> > > tar -czf /dev/acd0 ~kline/ ~devel/
> > > 
> > > Good luck.
> > 
> > 
> > 	I do tar ~kline --bzip'd-- and scp it around.  3 times/week.  I
> > 	want my most important stuff, ~/[DOT] files too, on a DVD.
> > 	Y'never know when a meteor will destroy the Earth... .
> 
> Using tar onto acd may not work, but utilizing atapicam, it could
> eventually work with cd directly:
> 
> 	% tar cvjf /dev/cd0 ~/.* ~/devel ~/music ~/texts
> 
> But this does not (!) make the media mountable! You may see that
> as a disadvantage, but maybe it's not: You can access it now
> directly without needing to mount it, and you can extract from
> it by selection, e. g.
> 
> 	% tar xvjf /dev/cd0 ~/music
> 
> to only extract the music/ subtree.
> 
> The tar "file system" is best for interoperability because (if
> I may say this) every UNIX-like OS can read tar, no matter if you
> put it n discs, disks, tapes or even hard disks or USB sticks.
> 
> 

	Hm.  Thanks for the idea.  I never considered putting a tarball
	directly onto a DVD, but it makes sense.  On my ancient Kayak my
	4mm tape drive still works, and I have that cron'd too.
	(Trouble with the tape drive is that its tapes won't be readable
	except on this drive...  But the DVD stores will.)

	gary

> 
> 
> -- 
> Polytropon
> From Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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