how to create a DVD backup filesystem?
freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Jan 22 17:48:19 PST 2009
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:10:46 -0800, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> Guys, I've got several directories off ~kline/ that I want to
> store permanently. Like all my development code in ~/devel, and
> all my music mp3's and ogg's in ~/Music, and all my online and
> mp3 books from libribox.org in ~/readings. There are PDF files
> and HTML and a slew of other stuff.
> Can I use K3B or some other GUI program to create a filesystem on
> either a few CD's or one DVD? Right now, I'm cross-backing up
> stuff to four live servers. It's just data, but I would like to
> be able to inset it into my optical tray, cd to it and cd to
> wherever and read or listen to AND (if some disaster strikes) be
> able to copy my files from the disc to the computer.
You would need a "two stage approach".
Create an ISO-9660 file system with a standard RockRidge extension.
This would allow you to master a file system for the CD or DVD which
is usually represented by a .iso file.
You record this file onto a CD or DVD using the "data disc" settings.
Of course, K3B can do this with an implicite step 1 ("on the fly")
with no .iso file hanging around.
> I think I figured out how to create a tiny filesystem on a floppy
> disc, but this was a Long time ago.
Do you think you can tell me what a "floppy disc" would look like? :-)
Don't confuse "disk" ("floppy disk") and "disc" (like CD or DVD).
> Anything "push-button"?
K3B should be able to generate an ISO-9660 file system with the
standard RockRidge extension.
But if you do consider 3 lines of shell code "push-button", maybe
this is for you:
% mkisofs -r -o /tmp/kline.iso ~/kline
% cdrecord dev=1,0,0 speed=32 -v -eject -tao -data /tmp/kline.iso
% rm /tmp/kline.iso
Don't store the .iso file within the subtree you're recording, this
may lead to infinity. :-)
Of course, you don't need to use cdrecord. The burncd command or
cdrdao will do fine, too.
For a DVD, you need growisofs.
% growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=/tmp/kline.iso
In my opinion, all this stuff is more "push-button" than trying to
find all the settings in a GUI application. :-)
As a sidenote, I just like to mention that you don't need to use an
ISO-9660 filesystem. Because we're on FreeBSD here, you can use any (!)
file system on a CD or DVD, such as UFS or tar (check advantages and
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