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CDBackup is a utility to make backups to CD-R(W) media easier. It is designed to work with any backup and restore software that can read from stdin, write to stdout and can handle linear devices such as tape drives. Cpio, afio, and tar should all work fine.


Recent releases

  •  04 Oct 2012 11:36

    Release Notes: An option to specify the cdrecord executable has been added. Two issues with the continuation flag in single-disk mode and several minor error checks and compiler warnings have been fixed.

    •  13 Sep 2004 14:27

      Release Notes: Support for DVD burning, file based virtual images, media size auto-detection, and CRC checksum protection have been added.

      •  13 Apr 2004 10:34

        Release Notes: This release fixes adding a track to an image greater than 2 GB, media size detection for DVD+, and changes to non- regular filenames.

        •  07 Apr 2004 17:45

          Release Notes: Support for DVD burning, file-based virtual images, media size auto-detection, and CRC checksum protection have been added. Several minor bugs have been fixed.

          •  06 Oct 2002 15:32

            Release Notes: New command-line options for cdrestore were added. Manual updates were made to address a restore problem close to the end of a session.

            Recent comments

            02 Jan 2004 11:43 andre0871

            Using cdbackup on FreeBSD
            I'm trying to use it in a BSD system, but there's an error when I'm compiling:

            "Makefile", line 27: Could not find .dependencies
            make: fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue

            Happy new year!

            02 Jun 2003 09:14 knowmad

            Re: This is a good thing
            You should check out multicd . It can be "configured to run in a mode where it simply creates a series of image files, without burning anything to discs. Some people find this useful if they want to burn the CDs later."


            25 Mar 2003 12:33 holneuma

            This is a good thing

            I'm using cdbackup to backup my server and it works fine.
            I have to backup a lot of stuff, so I'm wondering if there is a possibility to build ISO-Images on the hard disk and burning the CDs the next weekend.
            Do you have an idea to to that with cdbackup.




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