Burning backup to dvd - Last word
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Jul 28 19:31:17 UTC 2006
On Friday 28 July 2006 13:37, Tony Nelson wrote:
>At 12:51 PM -0400 7/28/06, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>On Friday 28 July 2006 11:06, Tony Nelson wrote:
>>>At 3:35 PM +0100 7/28/06, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>>On Friday 28 July 2006 15:13, Aaron Konstam wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 2006-07-27 at 23:14 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>>> > On Thursday 27 July 2006 19:38, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>>> cdrecord -prcap
>>>>> will display all this informaation on the capabilities of your DVD
>>>>That's very interesting. It says that the drive can burn DVDs up to
>>>> 6x. The only format of DVD that it claims to write is DVD-R - the
>>>> very one that was giving me problems. DVD+R and DVD+RW are not
>>>> mentioned at all. The drive must be older than I thought!
>>>No. Cdrecord has no knowledge of DVD+Plus, won't list it, and can't
>>>actually burn it. I suspect that some drives attempt to translate
>>> DVD-Dash commands to burn Plus media if that's what's in the drive,
>>> which would be why it seems to work in some cases.
>>Which probably goes a long way toward explaining the occasional failure
>>I've had. I have both types of media on the shelf ATM.
>>>Growisofs does know about DVD+Plus. For Plus media one should use
>>>growisofs and not cdrecord.
>>Ok, I'll buy that, but where do we configure k3b to guarantee that?
>I don't know. I don't know if k3b can use growisofs at all. I don't use
>the GUI wrappers for burning CDs or DVDs, as burning seems problematic
>enough that the wrappers cannot be trustworthy. I use the growisofs
>command line for DVDs, and the cdrecord command line for CDs. I save the
>commands I've used in a file with some comments, so I can use them again
I've, generally speaking, found k3b to be at least as dependable as the
drive. This drive has made one cdrom coaster, and 2 dvd coasters in about
250 burns since it went in, and I couldn't begin to duplicate that
performance from the cli. And its even a long in the tooth version of k3b
nowadays. k3b-0.11.14, from a kde 3.3.0 build by konstruct. 99% of the
time it Just Works(TM).
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