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From: Matt Bettinger (iamattgmail.com)
Date: Fri Aug 01 2008 - 22:08:38 CDT
On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 5:48 PM, Tim Hume <timnomuka.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have a suggestion for software for backing up large directories to DVD? I have many Gigabtyes (more than 20) of digital photos on my OpenBSD machine, and would like a simple method of backing the files up to several DVDs (which I can then store offsite).
> Currently I simply copy everything to a removeable hard drive, which is a good method, but doesn't protect my files should someone steal all my computer gear, or there was a fire (since I can't take the removeable hard drive off site, because I use it for other day-to-day tasks as well as backups).
I have been using bacula for several years now with mixed clients
(including several openbsd machines) to tape. Bacula d2d(usb) seems
like a better choice than to DVD in my opinion, including catalog,
restore, encryption and other features that rival netbackup. The
windows 'agent' works pretty well too. It can tend to be a little
slow to restore if your catalog is amazingly large however. I believe
you can choose whatever device you want to write to, cd-r , dvd etc.
but i have never considered the latter as a backup medium myself.