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Partition backup and fix strategy

michael higgins
Was following the recent thread 'Re: udev: lost dvd' and I'm encouraged that it should be doable for me to backup to DVD, even some dual layer disks.

So, does anyone have a good suggestion for making some backups to DVD?

I guess my concern is, will I have to create an image and then burn it?

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb3             3.0G  2.2G  862M  72% /

/dev/hda4              10G  739M  9.3G   8% /usr/lib
/dev/hda5             2.3G  2.0G  310M  87% /opt
/dev/hda2              40G   34G  6.2G  85% /mnt/dump
/dev/hda1             5.6G  2.7G  3.0G  48% /mnt/windoze

. . .

And then, if anyone has suggestions about fixing the partitioning, I'd be really and truly grateful.

Disk /dev/hda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        5099    40957686    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2            5100       10300    41777032+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3           10301       10857     4474102+   5  Extended
/dev/hda4           10858       12161    10474380   83  Linux
/dev/hda5           10301       10600     2409718+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6           10601       10857     2064321   83  Linux

My machine boots to hdb as per the bios, where LILO give an option to boot to hda/windoze. I resized the NTFS filesystem, but haven't fixed the partition. (I think I need my hand held to do it right... I don't _really_ care if it goes bye-bye - except in the rare case I might need it, I don't want to recreate it either.)

Thanks for any replies.

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