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WHY THIS IS HERE
It all started when I was looking for a way to store my precious images
and "MKISOFS" didn't
support an --include-list option, and it kind of
blew up from there with the help of Jason Hancock and his CDiso.pm module.
archive2iso takes a directory tree and randomizes the files in the tree to
stripe the files across several ISO files that can be archived
or burned off to a CD.
The intended use is to stripe files across multiple CD/DVD randomly so if one disc is damaged
all the images that were in the same directory will not be lost since files are spread across
multiple disks. The actual files themselves are not split, all files remain in their
An example of an intended use is where you have a series of valuable vacation photos that
could span 6 CD for all your photos in your collection. archive2iso would spread them out
across the 6 CD's so if 1 of the 6 cd's is lost, you only loose 1/6th of your images.
Which is better than loosing all of them!
Enter Directory: /absolute/path
- Files to archive = 910
- Estimated total Size = 632 MB
Enter Max megabyte Size for the ISO/CD/DVD (1-4700): 100
- Estimated Num Disks = 7
/usr/tmp/disk_1.iso - 139 files at 99.6 MB
/usr/tmp/disk_2.iso - 128 files at 99.8 MB
/usr/tmp/disk_3.iso - 144 files at 99.9 MB
/usr/tmp/disk_4.iso - 164 files at 99.7 MB
/usr/tmp/disk_5.iso - 136 files at 99.9 MB
/usr/tmp/disk_6.iso - 159 files at 99.9 MB
/usr/tmp/disk_7.iso - 40 files at 32.8 MB
Is the above disk configuration okay?
Answer y or n: y
NOTE: If the Disks do not look balanced then answer "n" and it will re-randomize.
- Building ISO images
||A package that wraps the mkisofs interface to simplify the process of making CD disk images. Import an array from an INCLUDE LIST you want to create an ISO image of.|
||Traverse a directory tree.|
||First release. |