how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?

Les hlhowell at
Sun Feb 10 18:22:38 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 22:21 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 09 February 2008, Lamar Owen wrote:
> >On Saturday 09 February 2008, Frank Cox wrote:
> >> On Sat, 09 Feb 2008 19:34:21 -0500
> >>
> >> Lamar Owen <lowen at> wrote:
> >> >   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.
> >>
> >> Sometimes bringing up things like that will elicit an "I never thought of
> >> that" or "That's a better way than what I was thinking of" response.
> >
> >If the response is phrased in a manner other than 'why would you want to do
> > a stupid thing like that' tone, perhaps I would agree.
> >
> >> If I asked  what the best way was to pound nails with my screwdriver and
> >> the answers I got tended toward "you should use a hammer for that", I
> >> would start taking a serious look at hammers.  Perhaps I could even find
> >> one for a cheaper price than I would have to pay to replace my
> >> screwdriver....
> >
> >Using the right tool for the job is a great ideal when one has access to all
> >the tools one needs.  One doesn't always have that luxury, and one sometimes
> >must press a tool into uses for which it was not designed.
> >
> >My favorite example is from the automotive mechanic's world.  If you are
> >rebuilding an alternator, and the blind bearing in the back housing is in
> >dire need of replacement, but you don't have a blind bearing puller and you
> >have no way of getting to the auto parts to get one because, well, your car
> >won't start due to the dead battery due to the bad alternator, what are you
> >going to do?
> >
> >I would use a dollop of the thickest axle grease I could find in my shop,
> > fill the blind bearing with the grease, take a rubber mallet and the
> > alternator's armature, insert the armature shaft into the bearing, and tap
> > the bearing out with hydraulic pressure.
> >
> >Yes, I actually did that, have the shirt with the indelible grease stain (it
> >was moly-based) to prove it.  The look on my helper's face was priceless.
> >And, yes, MacGyver and MythBusters are two of my favorite TV shows.
> >--
> >Lamar Owen
> >
> Lamar, sometime before I fall over, you and I have got to share war stories 
> like that and a 6 pack.  Like MasterCard, some of those are priceless.  :-)
> -- 
> Cheers, Gene
> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
>  soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
> -Ed Howdershelt (Author)
> "Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..."
> 		-- Professor in the UCB physics department
Maybe a thread "Incredible repairs"...?

Les H
OldETC Navy Chief with lots of incredible repair stories.

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