View Full Version : [ubuntu] backup to DVD

December 25th, 2010, 06:31 PM
OK given a DVD burner on the Linux box, and of course a blank disk in the drive. what tool is available to send file to the burner and then eject the disk?

I would like to do this on say a monthly schedule?

December 25th, 2010, 08:12 PM
I use wodim, can't remenber exactly what parameters but some like:

wodim -eject -checkdrive dev=/dev/sr0 /home/share/oficina
As allways we have man pages ;)

Of course this is added in a line at /etc/crontab

30 02 0 root wodim.....

Hope this helps

December 28th, 2010, 04:50 PM
I already have a script running as a cron task under /etc/cron.daily

So I noticed in webmin there is a tool called cdrecord but I am not sure of that tool is right for me?

December 28th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Yup, you got to script mkisofs and cdrecord. Some googling and man page reading will get you going. Note that it may be a good idea to experiment using a rewriteable CD.

January 1st, 2011, 02:04 AM
I have a couple of CD-RW disks in the shop, used them to convert DRM music to MP3 when some internet music stores went **** up. Not sure if they are still good, but they should be OK.

January 1st, 2011, 01:23 PM
This page has a good script in the second entry.
You'd just need to add a call to eject at the end of the script to have it eject the disk.