Backup to CD-Rs and DVDs

Ian Moore imoore at
Thu Jan 27 02:37:31 PST 2005

On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 20:23, Ian Moore wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 11:30, Xian wrote:
> > I don't have any DVD-Rs of any format yet so I was messing about with
> > CDs. I found I could burn files to the CD in a variety of ways but I
> > can't get them back again.
> > I've used dd and burncd to put the file onto a CD and dd sometimes gets
> > something back too, but never works properly.
> > Any ideas how to do this properly?
> I think this is what you are looking for ( seems to down
> at the moment, so I can't confirm this is the thread I think it is):

Sorry, that's not the right link, try this instead:
It's not the link I had originally, why didn't I bookmark it? :(


> Anyway, to backup /usr directly to a dvd(+rw), I use the this command:
> dump -0 -uL -C16 -B4589840 -P 'growisofs -speed=4 -Z /dev/dvd=/dev/fd/0 '
> /usr This gives you a dvd or series of dvds with the dump file on them. You
> can then boot from CD2 (live system) and use restore to restore the data.
> If the link above is the one I think it is, it gives you an example restore
> command.
> Hope that's the kind of thing you are after.
> Cheers,


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