Span larger backup over multiple DVD's

Posted on 2006-04-07
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

I have a database that after it is backed up is is between 5 and 6 GB. I need to put this on a DVD for a client and am unsure if I can span the backup file across multiple disks

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Question by:dolphan2013
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    Accepted Solution

    You can Zip the backup file using compression utility (winzip/winrar allows you to compress into chunks).
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Aneesh Retnakaran
    We use SQL LiteSpeed to do the backup,
    read this article

    once you have the backup, you can write it to multipkle cds /dvs using the Nero writing s/w

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the help. I was not even thinking about Winzip because the file was so large. I just needed to upgrade my version it shrunk the file from 5 GB to 850 MB.

    Thanks again for both the sugesstions as I am very interested in SQL litespeed.

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    by:Aneesh Retnakaran
    if possible try to use Winrar, which is a far better compressor than Winzip

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