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calagan
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« on: September 01, 2009, 09:29:37 PM »

I am planning to use a SheevaPlug with a FreeAgent 500GB ext 2.5" HDD as media server and I was wondering if it was possible to hook up an external USB DVD-burner using a USB hub so that from time to time , I could archive my media files on DVD-rom? (I'm aware that those USB drives need an external power supply as the usb port won't be supplying enough juice)
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 12:16:11 AM »

Yes you could. But you could also pull the data from the network and burn it on any PC. Or you could create the ISO image (permitting diskspace) and then pull the iso image and burn somewhere else.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009, 01:18:07 AM »

Thanks for your reply.

As the SheevaPlug media center will sit under the TV (next to the PS3 and the router), far away from the PC at the other of the apartment, which is connecting with  802.11n wifi, transferring GBs of data is something of a hassle I'm trying to avoid.

Are there USB DVD-rom drives that are not compatible with the SheevaPlug?
Is there a command-line method or script to easily create and burn DVD images from a given directory?
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 04:58:49 PM »

Are there USB DVD-rom drives that are not compatible with the SheevaPlug?
If you want to write you'll need more than a DVD-ROM.  I'd expect any DVD writer to work.  I've just plugged in my ancient IOMEGA  DVDRW4224INQ-D which I have in a USB enclosure and it shows up as:
Code:
root@plug:~# cat /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info
CD-ROM information, Id: cdrom.c 3.20 2003/12/17

drive name:             sr0
drive speed:            32
drive # of slots:       1
Can close tray:         1
Can open tray:          1
Can lock tray:          1
Can change speed:       1
Can select disk:        0
Can read multisession:  1
Can read MCN:           1
Reports media changed:  1
Can play audio:         1
Can write CD-R:         1
Can write CD-RW:        1
Can read DVD:           1
Can write DVD-R:        1
Can write DVD-RAM:      1
Can read MRW:           1
Can write MRW:          1
Can write RAM:          1
which is what I'd expect

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Is there a command-line method or script to easily create and burn DVD images from a given directory?
genisoimage should be able to do things.
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