multiple disc archiving

Michael Torrie torriem at
Mon Dec 11 20:15:24 MST 2006

On Mon, 2006-12-11 at 18:40 -0700, Christer Edwards wrote:

> I plan to backup my media collection to DVD and I wonder if there is a
> utility or command syntax (tar?) that would auto-span multiple discs.
> I'm basing this from the old option within WinZip to span an archive
> among multiple floppies.  I know, old school.

Here's a good article on choosing DVD media.  Not all disks are equal
and many won't last more than a year or two:

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