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Authored by: tc_nyc on Jan 18, '11 08:03:54AM
You can also create a DMG file and then split the DMG. That way you can copy the DMG pieces to a hard drive and immediately open the DMG without conversion. dmgconverter will do this for you. Also, you could use split & concat or Toast. There's dozens of ways of getting this done.

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Authored by: TonyT on Jan 18, '11 02:42:04PM

Of course there are other methods. But tar is a good choice.
With split and cat, if a disk is lost or damaged, all subsequent disks are unusable. WIth tar, you can at least get to the photo's on the individual dvd's. Toast is also a good choice, but it's not free, so not much of a hint there. As for dmgconverter and split & concat, they don't seem to do anything that can't be done in Terminal (split & concat even states that), so I guess it's ok for the Terminal adverse. Personally, I like Toast, but like I said, where's the hint in that?

Also, this is a UNIX hint, not an Application hint, so Toast, split & concat and dmgconverter don't apply.

Edited on Jan 18, '11 02:51:36PM by TonyT



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Authored by: tc_nyc on Jan 19, '11 12:17:23PM
One of the most robust methods would be to RAR the archive first. That way you'd have some redundancy built into the backup in case one of the discs had errors. MacPar Deluxe

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