CD-R burning through a cron

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Old 04-04-2003
CD-R burning through a cron

Hi all

Is it possible to have a cron job to burn a CD of some of my file systems... like a backup?

I am running redhat Linux 7.3 and cannot access the machine from the terminal... I am remotely located.

Thanks in advance.

# 2  
Old 04-04-2003
yeah you could have cron do a back up with whatever utility you want, then you could write a script that looks for the existance of the backup, which will then use cdrecord (or whatever else you want) to do the back up.
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Old 04-05-2003
Thanks... I had read somewhere that you need to be logged in from the terminal in order to burn a CD.
# 4  
Old 04-05-2003
naw, well you would have to have the actual cd-r in the systems cdr bay, im not sure how you would go about backing up a system that writes to a remote cdr, it probably could be done though.
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Old 04-05-2003
you should be able to burn CD remotely, I do it at work with RH 7.3
# 6  
Old 04-23-2003

Can u give me the steps how you take to take a backup on CD-R? I am kind of stuck with this.


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