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Old 28th February 2008, 14:10
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Default How to backup on DVD in RHEL4 and 5

Hi All,

Can any body help me to take backup on DVD at RHEL4?

I got a new DVD RW RECORDER and attached to the Linux server.

please see the followig commands output.

# cdrecord -scanbus

Cdrecord-Clone 2.01-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version.
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial libscg transport code version (schily - Red Hat-scsi-linux-sg.c-1.83-RH '@(#)scsi-linux-sg.c 1.83 04/05/20 Copyright 1997 J. Schilling').
1,0,0 100) 'FREECOM_' 'DVD+/-RW20J6 ' '9F51' Removable CD-ROM
1,1,0 101) *
1,2,0 102) *
1,3,0 103) *
1,4,0 104) *
1,5,0 105) *
1,6,0 106) *
1,7,0 107) *

Last few lines of dmesg command.

# dmesg

usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using address 2
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: FREECOM_ Model: DVD+/-RW20J6 Rev: 9F51
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0

Can someone help me to take backup from a foleder of hard drive to DVDs.

Please mention step-by-step commands, from mounting DVD recorder to end.

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Old 28th February 2008, 17:53
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Here's a howto for Debian but the process is the same...


Package names will be different in RHEL but check the RHN and you will find the same tools...
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