how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?

Valent Turkovic valent.turkovic at
Sun Feb 10 11:57:56 UTC 2008

Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Saturday 09 February 2008, Valent Turkovic wrote:
>> How would you backup [50GB] 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?
> I can't believe the arrogance of some on the list.  You asked a specific 
> question, and people questioned your question.  Yuck.
> In any case, check out scdbackup ( 
> ) 
> and see if it does what you want.  Looks like you will need to build from 
> source as I didn't find an F8 RPM; but, then again, I didn't search too hard, 
> either.
> Really people, why not try answering people's questions?  He wants to backup 
> to DVD; while that might not be the best backup solution it is what he wants 
> to use. It appears that scdbackup is the tool of choice for this sort of 
> thing.  If he had wanted to know about or have a discussion about backup best 
> practices, he would have asked that question instead.

Ups, I replied to Frank by mistake.

I ment to say thank you Owen, this is exactly what I need.

I hope somebody takes this greap little program and packages it for 
Fedora. Can somebody please sponsor it so others can also use it?


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