scdbackup is a simplified CD/DVD backup program for Linux. It can back up large amounts of data on one or more media, with no special tools needed for reading the backup. It supports ISO9660 filesystems and afio archives. Its special features are automatic division of data into multiple volumes, verification of write success, incremental backups, a search and restore helper for large ISO9660 backups. CDs get written via cdrecord, wodim, cdrskin, or xorriso. DVDs and BDs get written via growisofs, cdrskin, or xorriso.
Pppoem monitors the DSL connection of a Linux kernel by reading the files /proc/net/pppoe and /proc/net/dev. For older kernels or other network interfaces one may omit the use of /proc/net/pppoe. There is an X11 version and a text-only version. Both versions may receive their input from remote peers via ssh.
GNU xorriso creates, loads, manipulates, and writes ISO 9660 filesystem images with Rock Ridge extensions. Files can be copied in and out. The session results get written to optical media or to filesystem objects. Rather than needing external tools for ISO 9660 production and CD/DVD/BD burning, it is a static compilation of libburnia-project.org. Thus GNU xorriso depends only on fundamental operating system facilities.
That "shaping up nicely" will probably need some more guidance. :)
Currently most mis-shaped in my project records is the yelling fat "System" tag
and the nearly invisible "backup". How would i get a size balance that reflects my
view on the tag weights ?
(Shall size reflect the tag weights of the project at all ?
If not: what else shall it mean ?)
Since the screenshots appear on the front page now:
What image shall a console program show where the output always
exceeds the size of a terminal window ? Is there a style guide ?
Re: Never use this software directly but get a patched version from a major distribution
Although it can be a bit cumbersome with SuS9.0 include files i prefer to compile cdrecord binaries from Joerg's original sources. This is especially rewarding now since the recent development version 2.01.01a09 includes unlimited DVD support and there is no need any more to maintain a cdrecord-ProDVD binary with temporary license keys.
As for dvd+rw-tools (aka growisofs): i still prefer this over cdrecord for DVD because it can pipe a data stream of unpredicted length.
The main advantage of cdrecord with DVD is its unified command interface for CD and DVD. You might be able to talk some stone-old CD frontend into burning DVD that way.
Thank heaven for cdrecord and mkisofs !