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how is it possible to save a file greater than 1 DVD to a set of DVDs 14.8 GB and then how does one recover the file from the DVD set

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The easiest way is to create an archive of the file. And allow the archive/compression utility split the file for you.

In Unity:

  • right click on the file select compress
  • click other options select a format that supports splitting an archive file into several
  • click split into volumes and select the maximum size for each volume.

Then you can burn each file to your DVD. You can just right click and select decompress once you have copied the files over to the destination for it to reassemble all files.

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The capacity of a normal DVD is 4.7 GB, the size of one chunk should be slightly smaller. Also you will want to test the integrity of the file with checksums: Run md5sum original.file > original.md5 copy the file "orignal.md5" to the same folder as the deflated binary, then md5sum -c orignal.md5 –  con-f-use Aug 18 '12 at 12:23
    
tomodachi Did you mean nautilus –  Neill_R Aug 18 '12 at 13:43
    
i am using 12.04 LTS server with Ubuntu-desktop –  Neill_R Aug 18 '12 at 13:44
    
click other options select a format that supports splitting an archive file into several –  Neill_R Aug 18 '12 at 13:44
    
the options are grayed out –  Neill_R Aug 18 '12 at 13:46

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