Backup to DVD-R

Martin Smith martin at
Tue Sep 20 16:06:54 BST 2005

On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 01:55:49PM +0100, Chris Rodgers wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to backup all the files on my FreeBSD system to DVD-R. 
> Unfortunately, there isn't enough spare disk space to create a 4GB .iso 
> first.
> Does anyone know how I might:
> tar up the contents of the disk to files < 2GB in size (the .iso file 
> size limit)
> and then burn these onto a DVD-R
> all without creating temporary files?
> I'd appreciate any thought on how to do this.
> Otherwise, I have a USB 2 hard disk that I could use for scratch space. 
> Will that work under FreeBSD 4.6-RELEASE?

I dont know about 4.6, it is rather ancient, but a usb2 drive I have
which also has a f/w connector only gives 1mb/s when connected to
my 5.4-S box, it gives 50mb/s on f/w
try plugging it in and see what you get, nothing to lose there

> As a final alternative, would that USB hard disk work under Freesbie? 
> Would I be able to mount my existing hard disk slices?
> Many thanks,
> Chris Rodgers.
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