How to put 30GB file on DVDs for PC?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by acrafton, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. acrafton macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    Hey, here is what I need to do and not sure how to do it!

    1. I have a 30GB vmware image that I need to send via DVD (5 or 6)
    2. The DVDs need to be read by a PC
    3. I need to do it from Mac OS

    So, how do I split this and put it to DVD?!

  2. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008

    I believe Toast has an auto-split feature which should do exactly what you want.

    Alternatively you could use an external hard disk (either borrow or buy one).
  3. acrafton thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    Thanks but I was hoping for free/os type thing - tar, etc.?
  4. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008
    Is internet an option? You could use a torrent transfer.

  5. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Splitting a file across multiple DVDs is a difficult thing to do so there are no free ways of doing this.

    Is there a reason it has to be on DVDs and you can't use another method such as external hard drive or direct connection between the two computers?
  6. ColinEC macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2008
    You could use Split & Concat to split the VMWare image into segments:

    Put those segments on to DVDs, then when you want to join the VMWare image put all of those segments from the different DVDs into a single folder on a computer, use Split & Concat to join the files and you're done.

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