Spanning files across multiple CD and DVD's
I need to copy files, in an uncompressed format to CD or DVD's. If the total file size does NOT exceed the capacity of the CD or DVD then everything is ok. If, on the other hand the files exceed these limits? Then data is refused, i.e. put a bigger removalable media in the drive. That would be ok, too, but not many computers can read either DL disks or DVD-RAM disks.
This "spanning" feature is available in many Backup programs. Why is it not available in K3B? Backup programs, in general, will not solve this problem. Access to these files needs to be straight forward, i.e no complicated interface, restore program, etc., etc.
I have to deal with clients, who are NOT very computer literate. They just want the files recovered from a crashed drive or machine. That's all, nothing else. Giving them a complicated interface or some kind of "restore" program, just confuses them, i.e it scares them.
If there is a "spanning" feature in K3B or any other piece of software? I've yet to find it. Nearly every application, for Windows and Linux, supports this feature. Unfortunately support for this stops at "Data" Spanning. If you want to write 60GB of Music or Video to CD or DVD, there is NO PROBLEM. Try writing a 7.51GB "my Documents" directory to a DVD or CD and you'll see what I mean!
I've been around a long time. I've used programs from the DOS world that would fill up a floppy disk and keep telling you to put another one in until all the files were copied to the disks. I've used the same type of program under Windows 3.1x/9.
I'm trying real hard to figure out why this "feature" has been left out!
Hope someone here has an idea!?!