how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?

Marko Vojinovic vvmarko at
Sat Feb 9 23:15:14 UTC 2008

On Saturday 09 February 2008 18:38, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> I asked for a backup to DVDs, I need a cheap solution for chunks of
> 50GB every month.

If I understood correctly, you generate 50 GB of data every month on a 
home-based non-networked single-desktop system? For curiosity sake, 50 GB of 

If it is home-made multimedia, it could surely be compressed to some 
size-efficient format. If it is not multimedia, what is it?

Generally speaking, there is no single answer to the problem of backup. You 
choose one or other solution based on type of data and size/time ratio, and 
setup an optimal backup system for that. There is no tool in Fedora that does 
what you want precisely because dvds are inefficient for that size/time 
ratio, so nobody is performing the backup that way.


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