I am looking to upgrade to Fedora 8 and am wanting to make 2 backup copies of my home directory. They don't actually have to be exact mirrors or anything, but I need to make sure all my photos, emails, settings, etc. get retained. Is there any easy way to divide up the contents of my directory into 4.7GB chunks so they can be sequentially burned to DVD until the whole directory is backed up?
I have an additional wrinkle in that I am almost at full capacity for my drive, meaning I need to make _one_ 4.7GB file at a time (if possible) rather than make 80 of them and fill up the remaining space on my drive.
I'm open to any suggestions (i.e. "Get yourself that 1.5TB USB drive you've always wanted and go to town") but would also love to know if there are any good ways to do this. I've tried using K3B to drag and drop smaller directory contents and do it that way, but it's near impossible for a huge home directory with thousands of different files.
I'm guessing this is a pretty basic concept but whenever I try searching it returns things for copying DVDs and so on...here I need to backup _to_ a DVD rather than the other way around. :-)