how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?

Valent Turkovic valent.turkovic at
Sat Feb 9 21:28:58 UTC 2008

Mads Villadsen wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 19:38 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
>> I asked for a backup to DVDs, I need a cheap solution for chunks of
>> 50GB every month.
> I am in a similar situation. I have a little over 20GB of pictures and
> video of the kids that I want to backup regularly.
> I do weekly backups to an external disk and quarterly backups to DVDs.
> I ended up writing my own little python program to go through selected
> directories and write out path-list files of a given size (CD or DVD).
> These files can then be used with mkisofs to create iso files which can
> then be burned to CD or DVD.
> Feel free to look at it:
> It is by no means perfect. I only wrote it to scratch my own itch - but
> if it can help anyone else out that would be great.
> Feel free to mail me if you have any questions.

This is exactly my situation.
Is is a home server, no tapes, no hard drive backups... I need a cheap 
way of getting 20-50GB to multiple DVDs.

I'll look into your program but if there are other solution please tell me.

Is there really no tool in fedora, centos or rhel that does this?


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