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Date:      Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:10:00 -0800 (PST)
From:      regis505 <regis505@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: how to create a DVD backup filesystem?
Message-ID:  <21673928.post@talk.nabble.com>
In-Reply-To: <20090124034209.GA31215@thought.org>
References:  <20090123011043.GA86638@thought.org> <497954FE.8050206@gmail.com> <20090123074516.GC96433@thought.org> <20090123091407.0485db35.freebsd@edvax.de> <20090124034209.GA31215@thought.org>

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> 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.


I was curious to tar directly to a blank dvd+rw. I tried:

  tar -cvf /dev/cd1  root0-090107.gz root1-090116.gz
  a root0-090107.gz
  a root1-090116.gz

I got the prompt back but the dvd device stays busy (on the unit, the light
flashes non stop). Any ideas?

Regis

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