On 03/10/06, Chris O'Halloran <cmoman(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Hi fellow Committee member :-)
I have a disk image of about 8.4G that I took from a
about 18 months ago. Since then the harddrive has been reformatted
and that data lost.
I would like to send disk image via CD's to the UK where the disk
image can be reassembled. I imagine that might take about 12-13 CD's
Would people be prepared to offer any hints on how to do that?
For the cost of about 12CDs, you could write the whole file on one
dual layer DVD, assuming you have a DVD/DL writer, and they can read
Failing that, the "split" program can split a file into suitable sizes
(the -b option specifies the number of bytes per file). Once the file
is split, simply copy each file onto a CD. At the other end, you can
join the files together, e.g. "cat xaa xab xac > xxxx.dat"
There is probably some nice gui way of doing it, but I don't know
(maybe check gnome's file roller).