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Ubuntu Backup to DVD

posted 12 Sep 2010, 04:17 by Andreas Jostel   [ updated 19 Sep 2010, 06:57 ]

Update: Burn DVD from command line

wodim -vv /dev/dvdrw blank=all // Write Optical DIsk Medium
growisofs -[Z|M] /dev/dvdrw [-R] [-J] /some/files 


sudo apt-get install dvd+rw-tools
to find dvd burner:
less /etc/fstab
burning instructions (may omit character set):
growisofs -dvd-compat -input-charset=ISO-8859-1 -Z /dev/hdd -R -J -pad "/path/to/some/data"
-dvd-compat: max compatibility with DVD-ROM/-Video (i.e. close with lead out)
-Z /dev/hdd: burn initial session to selected device

Folder size

du ~ -h | grep Pictures$
= disk usage of '~' in '-h'umanly readable format, filtered for the 'Pictures' folder