how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?

Mike Wohlgemuth mjw at
Sun Feb 10 00:03:07 UTC 2008

Valent Turkovic wrote:
> 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?
> Thank you in advance,
> Valent.
I haven't seen an RPM for it, but it sounds like splitpipe 
( might help.  I use it to periodically dump 
data off my home server.  I store the DVDs in the fire safe.  Yes, my 
server is RAID 5, but that won't do much good if the server is in the 
house and the house is on fire.  My fire safe is also rated to be 
fireproof if dropped 30 feet.  I'm pretty sure an external disk wouldn't 
do so well in that fall, so I think DVDs are a decent compromise for 
longer term storage.  I do make sure I keep multiple copies of the 
important stuff, and I also cycle out the old copies, so my disks won't 
ever be older than a few years.


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