All data has been downloaded and verified for zone 12, and I have
started to burn DVDs of it. Each
DVD will contain around 430-440 files depending on individual sizes, and
4 have been burned.
I cannot find any areas of missing data that allow a manual download, so
it is what it is.
For any others using this method, here is how I do it.
Under the USAPM data directory I created a series of sub-directories,
called burn01, burn02, burn03,
etc. Eventually there will be on the order of 40 of them and I have
created 20 to this point. Since
I have no real use for all the data in the zone, and have checked it for
completeness, I am now moving
blocks of files, sequentially, into the sub-directories. Although the
capacity of a DVD is 4.7G, the
actual capacity is more like 4.5G, so I keep my total count to this
level. Doing it this way, also
eliminates the need for overlapping data as one can check the last file
on one burn, and the first file
on the next burn should be the next file. I have so far burned 4 DVDs
and these are named:
USAPM01, USAPM02, etc. and on each one is the corresponding burn01,
burn02, etc. directory
containing the individual files. I do a burn/verify which takes about
15 minutes total per disk
and so the total time is around 10 hours, but it will be spread out over
the next week or two.
After a directory is burned, I change the name to burn01_burned, etc.
This way I can keep track
and I may copy these directories to the external drive as well so that
if I get a E-mail from Rick
saying he could not read "burn08", I can easily reburn that particular DVD.
This zone produced approximately 18,600 files.
J. H. Sullivan