Patrick Stack wrote:
> I'm trying to backup my /home directory prior to upgrading FC4 using
> afio with cdrecord with no success.
> I'm using the following command which I've adapted from the example
> given in man.
> find /home/patrick/* | afio -o -b -K -b 2048 -s 614400x '!cdrecord
> dev=0,0,0 -'
>> This seems to work and checks the data (-K) but then reports the
> Sense key: 0x5 Illegal Request, Segment 0
> before warning
> afio: "!cdrecord dev=0,0,0 -": Broken pipe
>> Version of afio is 2.4.6 - running RH9 (kernel 2.4.x)
>> Has anyone actually got this to work?
I've never used afio but I think the problem is
that cdrecord expects iso images not arbitrary data.
Also your assuming that "find | afio | cdrecord" will
be able to keep the CD recorders buffers from emptying.
(Note forcing cdrecord to a low speed would help).
If you have the disk space I would let afio create
many files, which can be "converted" to iso format
using mkisofs. Then you can safely interate over
these with cdrecord.
If you don't have the disk space, and you
have a fast/idle/ disk/cpu then you could try
(completely off the top of my head):
find ~patrick | afio -o -b -K -b 2048 -s 614400x '!mkisofs /dev/stdin
| cdrecord -eject speed=8 dev=0,0,0 -'
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