from the next-generation-CDR dept.
Vilorman asks: "So has
anyone been successful at writing DVD's in Unix? At work, we're
primarily a Solaris shop and we just got an IDE CD-RW working but
it's a little small. We need to archive a four gig filesystem and
DVD sounds like the way to go. I do have a few concerns:
how well does Solaris or Linux supoort the DVD media; and what type of
drive works best under either OS (IDE, SCSI, Firewire, etc)? I've
found IDE and FireWire drives but SCSI DVR-R/W still seems to be a
little scarce. One would assume (from looking at the code) that Schilly's
CD-Record and mkisofs would get the job done with a DVD, right?"
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity
is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
-- Alfred North Whitehead