Summary: Accessing DVD-RAM drive

From: Andreas Höschler <>
Date: Tue Oct 10 2006 - 09:10:51 EDT
Hello all,

> thanks for the responses I got so far. I was told to stop volume
> manager and use cdrw -vl list the available devices. This gives me
> Looking for CD devices...
>      Node                   Connected Device                Device type
> ----------------------+--------------------------------
> +-----------------
>   /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2   | MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9585  BZS3 | CD
> Reader/Writer
>   /dev/rdsk/c2t0d0s2   | HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-E10L  LE05 | CD
> Reader/Writer
> I assume the lower one is the USB-Device (DVD-RAM) I want to use for
> backup purposes, the upper one the built-in DVD-Writer.I now tried to
> create an ufs filesystem on the DVD-RAM as follows. Note,I uses s0
> instead of s2.

Responding to my own question. I further played around and finally got 
it working as follows:

	/etc/init.d/volmgt stop
	cdrw -vl

	Get the correct device form the list

	mkfs -F udfs /dev/rdsk/c2t0d0s0
	mount -F udfs /dev/dsk/c2t0d0s2 /mnt
	touch /mnt/Test
	ls /mnt
	umount /mnt

This seems to work, though I have no idea what an udfs filesystem is. I 
just hope that it will be able to hold our home dirs.


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