Archiving Projects-- TAPE vs. DVD
jgedge at amis.com
Thu Feb 9 14:42:31 MST 2006
enjoyed the responses so far...
another question that comes to mind-- and this is valid whether you use
TAPE or DVD [although it's more valid w/ DVD].
Is there any good software for splitting a project up onto more than a
single piece of media? We typically have lots of small files. Sure
occasionally, we'll get a few files that are a couple hundred MB, the
huge GB+ files are usually simulation data that could be recreated.
so main question here-- take a directory tree- with a handful of main
directories, lots of subdirectories and files--
Is there a good way [IE a program available] to take this and divide it
up cleanly so it could span 2 DDS3 tapes, or 10 DVD's if needed. I'm
kind of thinking about how linux distros- you'll have 1-2 DVD's or 6-7
CD's and they're structured so you could look at individual disks-- or
combine them all back together if you have the drive space available.
This is something that has plagued me since I started here. You
typically trim as much fat out of a project before you archive-- but as
time goes on they're getting bigger and bigger. 2GB just isn't what it
use to be. I can obviously move to larger capacity tapes-- but I've
wondered if there wasn't a nice program to help divide file trees up so
they could span multiple media-- but still be readable as independent media.
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