On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 11:11:13AM +0800, Ruel Luchavez wrote: > Hello again... > > Guys could you teach me how to transfer files from server, I have back up my > files & i want > to transfer the back up files folder in my DVD CD to avoid disk consumption.
For making backups to DVD you need growisofs(1). This is part of the sysutils/dvd+rw-tools port, which you'll need to install. You will also need to configure your kernel to use SCSI emulation for the DVD device. This is documented on my FreeBSD page; http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/freebsd/index.html#cdrom Using growisofs is relatively simple. Read the manual page. The hard part is to make sure that whatever you burn isn't larger than a DVD. Depending on data size you'll have to spread the data to several DVDs. If you have a lot of data, using DVDs is impractical. What I would recommend is to buy a large harddisk with a USB connection and use that to store your backups. Make your backups with the dump(8) command, and compress the dump using gzip(1). E.g. to dump the root partition: dump -0 -a -C 8 -h 0 -L -u -f - / |gzip >/where/to/put/root-0-20080409.gz Remember to set the 'nodump' flag (with chflags(1)) on all directories that don't need to be backed up. Good examples are /usr/ports and /usr/obj, and all /*/tmp directories. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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