Solutions for backup to CD-R

Peter Lavender plaven at
Tue Feb 4 23:25:07 EST 2003

* Sam Couter (sam at wrote:

> James Macnicol <jamesm at> wrote:
> >        As I said, I don't need a program that images an entire partition,
> > the stuff I'm interested in is only in a small number of directories.  Does
> > anyone on the list have any recommendations for doing this using existing
> > Linux software?
> I went looking and couldn't find anything interesting, so I started
> writing my own. rsync to a local "master" backup to reduce backup time,
> use afio to create compressed archives, create and burn ISO images from
> that. It's capable of spanning multiple CDs, but
> incremental/differential backups are still on my TODO list.
> It's quite crude and requires a lot of local disc space, but it works
> for me so far.
> It's just a small collection of shell scripts. Available on request if
> you really want it, but like I said, it's fairly crude.

I'm sure Drake Deiterich (sp?) posted somethign to the list about
backing up to CDR.

It was quite clever from memory...

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