CD backups...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by robbyc23, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. robbyc23 macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2004
    Howdy Folks,

    I run a recording studio here in Ireland and I generate quite a large amount of audio files which need to be backed up.
    I've been trawling the net looking for a backup utility which can automatically create compressed files of a size which can fit onto individual CD's.

    Anyone got any ideas or solutions?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Solafaa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2004
    Daddy said not to talk to strangers
    Use DVD's, there very cheap and can store as much 6 CD's on 1 DVD. I looked for some products and i think any of these would work for you.

    For files between 1MB-500MB - Get a CD/RW they are very cheap and you can get cd's anywere.

    For files between 500MB-4GB - Get a DVD/RW they are great and blank DVD'd are cheap (little more then cd's).

    For files between 4GB-????GB - Get External hard disk, i found a 250GB modle for -$400.00 here is the link:

    If you need more space then that i would recomend you get tape storage, i am not sure how much space they have but i know its more the +1k GB. The price would also be very high, Gool Luck.
  3. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    I would suggest external firewire harddrive. They come with backup software that makes it completely automated for you and you don't have to worry about space.
  4. robbyc23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2004

    I'm thinking about tape storage alright.

    I have two external 500Gb drives, which are fine, but I also have to do individual backups for each band, which usually amounts to around 20Gb.

    Might invest in a DVD drive soon, sounds like a good plan.

    I have been using Data backup 2 which can compress a days recording into one large file, but what software could I use to chop this file up across a few CD/DVD's?
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    You may want to look into Apple's Backup (part of .Mac) or Dantz Retrospect. Both allow spanning across multiple CDs, but I am not sure if it will break up a file.
  6. robbyc23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2004

    That's the keyword I was looking for!

    I'll continue the hunt...

    Thanks for the advice everyone.

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