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CD/DVD Burning in the CSB Core

Much of the online data in the CSB Core is regularly backed up and archived by the staff. However, there are a number of instances in which you may need to use backup media:

CD/DVD Devices and media

Rimage DVD-burning robot

For burning a large set of files that will require more than one DVD, the best bet is to use the Rimage DVD-burning robot, whose use is documented at http://www.rc.yale.edu/userguides/sysresource/offline/rimage/

Burning DVDs from linux workstations

This is usually the quickest method for burning a single CD or DVD.

Most Core linux workstations have CD/DVD R/W drives that will burn CDs and DVDs. Some will take both +R and -R media, some require one or the other. Use the k3b application from the command line, or from the SuSe -> multimedia -> CD/DVD burning menu.

Media created on linux workstations should be readable on any computer with a compatable reader.

Burning DVDs from Windows workstations

All of the Core Windows PCs have CD-RW drives. In addition, rigger has a DVD writer. There is Roxio software available on all of the Windows computers for burning CDs or DVDs. Remember to create a "Data CD" (or DVD) for archiving purposes. Also note that, with few exceptions, CDs and DVDs created on the Windows computers cannot be read on a Linux computer without Core staff intervention.

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