Today I have a question that I was hoping the general public could help answer. I’ve been looking for a solution for this off and on for a few weeks and so far I am not finding anything. The question involves backing up a hard drive to multiple DVDs without the need to manually select files and check for remaining space.
I have a drive holding roughly 60G of media files (.ogg audio & assorted video). I use this as my central storage for media on my local network (see Setting up Gnump3d for one of the ways I access it).
I have not backed up this data in quite some time and I would like to archive the data to DVD but I don’t want to manually sift through each file and folder to try and squeeze just enough onto each DVD.
Is there a method, whether via the command line or GUI, that will check the current archive, calculate the required DVDs needed to backup and copy the media files to most effectively use the DVD space? I remember, back in the days of floppy disks, that WinZip would allow to save an archive over the span of multiple disks. I would assume this would be an option via another modern backup solution, but it seems to be avoiding me pretty well.
I appreciate the help. I’d like to get this backed up before the inevitable happens.