genisoimage errors with long filenames and deep directory structures

You'll have to violate the iso9660 standards but it is necessary if you want to preserve your filesystem and filenames and shouldn't be an issue as long as you are using a modern OS like Linux.

genisoimage -o Backup-Myfiles.iso -r -J -joliet-long  /some/path/

You will get errors like below (even enabling joliet-long didn't help)

genisoimage: Error: /some/filename.pdf have the same Joliet name
Joliet tree sort failed. The -joliet-long switch may help you.

#the best way

genisoimage -o /tmp/Backup-Myfiles2.iso -U -iso-level 4 -R  /source/dir

This was the only way I could get unmodified long file names and VERY deep directories onto the iso image as original otherwise they get renamed and truncated which breaks a lot of things and makes it confusing.  But be warned this breaks the iso9660 standard so many OS's especially Windows may not be able to read it.

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#this fixes it

-R is for Rock Ridge and allows for more than 8 deep folders
-U allows for untranslated filenames


genisoimage -o /tmp/Backup-Myfiles.iso -R -U  .

#with an exclude

genisoimage -o /tmp/Backup-Myfiles.iso -R -U -m WebSites/blabla .
Warning: creating filesystem that does not conform to ISO-9660.
I: -input-charset not specified, using utf-8 (detected in locale settings)


#the -m causes a shrink error unless you put it earlier


genisoimage: File 'blank.html' did shrink.
Files must not be changed while genisoimage runs!

genisoimage -m WebSites/blabla -o /tmp/Backup-Myfiles.iso -R -U  .


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