I am about to purchase GOS and was wondering if anyone has opinions on the advantages/disadvantages of owning the (2) DVD format vs. the (16) CD format. Given a DVD drive, which I have, I would assume one would simply prefer the smaller number of disks. On the other hand should one feel more safe with the 16 CDs considering the possibility of harming a disk (pets) i.e. losing 1/16th rather than 1/2.
If you have a DVD, get that version. This save you swapping 16 disk and copying the libraries.
GOS comes with a very nice and robust booklet, which provides more than enough protection for your disks.
I know that two disks have a relatively higher risk of damage that sixteen, but I\'m quite confident that Gary will support you with replacement disks should anything go wrong.
Anyway, if the disks you get are OK, install everything on HD, this is your first backup. You can then easily copy individual libraries to a number of backup CD-R\'s for your own backup use.