Splitting backup over multiple DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by flalaw, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. flalaw macrumors regular

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    I have an external hard drive (NTFS) that has a bunch of old videos and pictures that I really don't need immediate access too. What I want to do is burn everything from the hard drive onto DVDs.

    Is there any program with which I can just specify what I want to backup, and it'll automatically split that backup over multiple DVDs? I searched and found a post that suggested SilverKeeper, but it won't automatically split the backup like the poster though.
     
  2. Kelmon macrumors 6502a

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    Apple's Backup application that you can download if you are a .mac member will do that job. However, from personal experience I can recommend against spanning multiple disks if you can avoid it since if you get a duff disk in the middle somewhere then your entire backup is worthless.
     
  3. flalaw thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I found a solution. For future reference, Toast 7 has a nice multiple DVD backup feature that I used. But ya, i understand the potential problem w/ multiple discs. I've got a copy on HD too, so hopefully I'll be okay.
     

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