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    Backing up to DVDs.

    So I want to back up my hard drive to DVDs. But DVDs hold 4.3 gigs and my harddrive is 200 gigs. That's a lot of DVDs (47, abouts), and I'm willing to take that hit once, but I don't want to burn 47 DVDs each week when I've only made 100 megabytes worth of changes.

    So. Is there a way I can use some kind of program like rsync to make automated and incremental backups to a DVD medium? (Maybe rsync will do it, but I'm not very familiar with it.) Thanks for your help.

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    Re:Backing up to DVDs.

    Can you write to DVD-RW discs? Might they make more sense, if they'd work? Just a thought.

    Cheers

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    Re:Backing up to DVDs.

    [quote author=stryder144 link=board=2;threadid=10199;start=0#msg92205 date=1107325503]
    Can you write to DVD-RW discs? Might they make more sense, if they'd work? Just a thought.

    Cheers
    [/quote]

    As opposed to DVD-R? Yeah, I think so. But the problem is not that. The problem is figuring out what to burn to the disc. Is there a program that'll keep a log of what I have already burned on the discs so for each successive backup, I'll know what needs to be backed up?

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