how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at
Sat Feb 9 18:50:32 UTC 2008

Valent Turkovic writes:

> 2008/2/9 Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at>:
>> Valent Turkovic writes:
>> > How would you backup 1TB of data in a server with 4x 250GB drives all
>> > mounted as separate mount points to a set of dvds using tools
>> > available in fedora, centos or rhel?
>> One terabyte divided by 8 gigabytes per double-layer DVD comes out to 125
>> DVDs per backup.
>> Are you out of your freaking mind?
> Ok, how would you backup 50GB then. Ignore 1TB. The question still stands.


It might be rather difficult to convert an existing non-RAID partition to 
RAID, but that's pretty much the way to go, with large disk volumes.

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