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Thread: Is it possible to burn DVD's of PartImage backup files?

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    Question Is it possible to burn DVD's of PartImage backup files?

    I made a backup of my main partition and I would like to make a DVD of it, so I won't lose my backup files. I have also an external hard disk where the backup files are now stored, but I'm afraid that if my computer crashes, that hard disk will crash too and then I lose the backup files.
    Is it possible to burn DVD's of PartImage backup files?
    If negative, is there another way of storing the backup files in a safe way?

    Thanks

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    Re: Is it possible to burn DVD's of PartImage backup files?

    You don't have to worry about 2 drives crashing at the same time unless you get a massive power surge or a flood or tornado or something. The easiest and safest (IMO) way to store backups is to simply backup to an external hard drive, then store that hard drive unpowered in a safe location.

    I know that for Clonezilla, and I believe for PartImage as well, the backups need to all be contained in 1 media (i.e. on 1 harddrive, 1 dvd, 1 cd, etc.)

    You can always split the files using a command like

    Code:
    split -d -b 4000m /path/to/backup.tar.gz /name/of/backup.tar.gz
    and burn them to multiple dvds, then if you ever need to restore from your backups, copy the split parts back onto an external harddrive and recombine

    Code:
    cat *tar.gz* | tar -xvpzf - -C /

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