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File backup: Copying files to removable media in Linux
Follow this procedure to transfer files from your Tech
Computer Center account to removable media such as CD-ROM,
DVD, or Flash drive.
- If you have a lot of files to back up, first create an
archive file that combines into a single file all the files
you want to back up. See `Making archive files in Linux'.
- Log in to any TCC workstation under Linux.
- Insert the removable medium.
- For a flash drive, shortly after you plug it in to
the USB jack, the contents will appear in directory
/media/disk. Use the Linux
cp command to copy the files to locations
inside your TCC account.
- For burning DVD or CD-ROM media, we recommend the
- Select Start →
Sound & Video →
K3b. If you see a
window named “System Configuration Problems”,
ignore it and click Close.
- To burn a CD-ROM, click on
New Data CD project;
to write a DVD, click on
New Data DVD project.
- In the text field at the top right, enter the absolute
path name to the files you want to back up.
- From the file list just below that field,
drag files and drop them in the large blank area at
the bottom right.
- As you add files, the green bar at the bottom will
show you the total storage capacity required. Keep
the size below the small black mark at bottom right
that tells you the capacity of the medium.
- When you have dragged and dropped all the files you
want to back up, click the Burn
button on the left side. This brings up the
Data Project window.
- In the Writing tab, you will
probably want to select the checkbox labeled
“Verify written data”, so the program
will check that the disk was burned correctly.
- Click on the Filesystem tab
and enter a descriptive name in the “Volume Name”
- Insert an blank CD or DVD.
- Click Burn.
- To unmount:
Next: File restore: Copying files from removable media in Linux
See also: File transfer: moving files to or from the TCC
Previous: Using scp to transfer files in Linux
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Last updated: 2008/01/21 06:41:53 UT