[svlug] DVD RAM?

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Mon Apr 24 18:51:55 PDT 2006

Well, after some reading, I came across this:

"No DVD burning software required – discs can be 
used and accessed like a removable hard disk."

So I guess I can just use something like Konqueror 
to write to the DVD RAM???

That would be convenient!


Skip Evans wrote:
> Hey all,
> We just built a new workstation here, and when 
> buying pieces parts, a DVD RAM drive was cheap 
> enough that we decided to get that instead of the 
> more common DVD-RW drive.
> I'd like to use it for the daily backups of our 
> servers that I take off-site with me, but am 
> wondering if anyone has any recommendations for 
> software to burn to the DVD RAM the tar.gz files 
> the servers create.
> Right now, the servers create these files locally, 
> and then copy them over to a workstation that I 
> fire up k3b on and burn them to a CD to take home 
> with me. I'm okay with this partly 
> automatic/partly manual procedure; it gets the 
> tar.gz files to a second machine for in-house 
> backup, and also lets me burn a CD to take home 
> with me for off-site.
> Is k3b okay for doing DVD RAM also, or is there 
> another program someone would recommend?
> The workstation is running the latest Debian 
> Sarge, so ideally I'd like to just apt-get install 
> something and be good to go.
> Thanks!

Skip Evans
Big Sky Penguin, LLC
61 W Broadway
Butte, Montana 59701

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