[svlug] DVD RAM?

James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Mon Apr 24 22:33:36 PDT 2006


On Monday 24 April 2006 18:51, Skip Evans wrote:
> 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
> 
> 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!

The only info I have on them is this.
http://aplawrence.com/Reviews/dvdram.html

Apparently Linux will see it as anther cdrw and treat it accordingly.  
meaning you could script a cron job using cdrecord to it I would 
think.

James 





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