> > My questions:
> > 1. Is ext3 suitable for long terms storage on a DVD?
> > 2. If not, can someone suggest a more suitable filesystem that doesn't have silly restrictions
> > on file naming and path depth.
My suggestions would be to either..
1. use tar as already mentioned, but put a tar file on the DVD rather
than trying to use it liek a taep device (beacuse: a. It'll just be
easier to do and b. You could then retrieve the tar file from the DVD
and put it onto a different media if you wanted using a non-Unix
2. Create a loopback filesystem within a 4 gig blank file, copy your
data into it, unmount it and burn that to DVD. You could then even
encryt it too using the crypto loopback stuff. Then later you can
mount the loopback device off the mounted DVD and have a normal
working FS albeut read only.
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