Projects / multicd


multicd provides an easy way to backup a large number of files to multiple CDs or DVDs. Give multicd the files/directories you want backed up and it will create as many CDs or DVDs as it needs to, prompting the user to put in a new disc whenever needed. It can be configured to run in a multi-threading mode, where it will burn one image to a disc while it is copying files to another image. This feature can be disabled for slower machines.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  02 Jul 2005 09:19

    Release Notes: chown is now used with the "uid:gid" syntax instead of "uid.gid" due to problems on some systems.

    •  13 Feb 2005 16:41

      Release Notes: This release adds an explicit --no-dereference for chown of symbolic links, because it is not always the default behavior on all systems.

      •  14 Dec 2004 22:26

        Release Notes: The ability to write DVDs was added. An option to backup only those files that have changed since a given time was added.

        •  30 Apr 2003 17:13

          Release Notes: A bug in config file parsing has been fixed. The format of dates in index files has been changed.

          •  23 Jan 2003 16:30

            Release Notes: A bug that caused multicd to falsely report an I/O error was fixed.

            Recent comments

            08 Aug 2003 20:29 winsurfn

            this is it!
            dont do anything to it. it works!
            i couldnt get to the website to try that product, but i've tried a load of others that have flash gui's and not so flash gui'z. some gpl & some commercial.

            i had been happily using my own cdrecord script for months but hadnt stumbled upon a way to automate the burning of gigs of files. this does that across multiple cd's and it does it in the native ext2fs format, and creates an index file.

            how easy is backing up 30gig of mp3 when you just tell everyone in the house to swap the cd when the tray is open!

            best cd backup tool i've seen on any platform, good stuff.

            15 May 2002 05:07 siegler2

            good tool. not very uf
            I like the program. I just wanted to backup my /home and /etc to cd-r media, but that required ~5 disks. I was able to create 5 images (using ext2 filesystem instead of iso9660) that I burned to disks. The only problem I had was trying to burn one disk at a time in the default mode, which failed when cdrecord returned an error and the program got stuck. Could use a curses interface and be more user friendly, but it's a nice tool.


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