Anyone know of a program for windows that will create an ISO file for burning on a schedule?
It was easy enough in Linux to program a script that would run every Sunday morning at about 5 to create a ISO image of my documents so when I got up I just stuck a DVD in the drive and burnt the ISO to disc.
windows has a built in cli image creater, not that i can remember the command tho and now im not sure it does after all. hmmmm not sure from here i will have a look when i get home and see if i can dig out the commands
/edit: cdburn.exe is also included in the resource kit
/edit2: it appears the cdburn and dvdburn only take iso’s and burn them to media… the trick is creating the iso in the first place - the first link seems to take files as an argument so might be best trying that one.
The only other option I can think of would be to try and find a CAB to ISO converter (cli) or similar, as there’s surely cli commands to create CAB files
I downloaded the tar and gzip programs from the link I posted. Extract those to your C:\Windows folder.
Then my batch file is as follows:-
tar -cv --exclude=./Documents/Music --exclude=./Documents/Videos --file=backup.tar ./Documents
gzip -9 < backup.tar > backup.tar.tgz
copy backup.tar.tgz C:\Users\Chris\Desktop
Using Vista so it’s a bit different on XP due to file paths. I found to exclude folders (I only want to burn my documents folders to DVD, not the Music or my Airsoft Videos) I had to use relative paths.
Also because it’s not on linux, I couldn’t get it to run tar and gzip at the same time to create the compressed file to start with. Hence the run of gzip separately. Oh and I’m sure with playing you’d be able to get the file to create on the desktop to start with but I went for the easy, quick to get setup option first.