Digital archiving tools
jws at jwsss.com
Sat Mar 12 13:00:34 CST 2011
Speaking of DVD and archives too large to fit on one media, does anyone
have a good solution for pointing at a large file system (such as
bitsavers top level directory) and specifying a size of the target media
and let it sort out the archiving problem? I would like not to use an
archiver, but rather have the individual files copied to the target such
that they are available individually as files, as well as an index
somewhere specifying which item of the backup the file landed on.
I know this it not directly an archiving problem, but would be a nice
utility to have. It would work with either the problem of targeting
dvd-r or copying a large archive to a set of SATA drives.
On 3/12/2011 10:25 AM, Shoppa, Tim wrote:
> I'm told that Blu-Ray recordables store 25GB (single layer) or 50 GB (dual layer) but I'm
> not at the leading edge of media adoption. Only in the past year have I grudgingly
> admitted that DVD-R might be halfway decent for everyday use, but I still don't trust
> anything but Gold CD-R for longer term use.
> The mainframe people use cartridge-loaded WORM media which is 60 GB per cart. I think
> it's magneto-optical but who knows, maybe it's really closer to Blu-Ray type technology. For
> a while (back in the 600 Mbyte/cart era) I was a big fan of the 5.25" magneto optical
> carts but CD-R and DVD-R is so easy that I have a hard time going back.
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