Mar 062008

In preparation for my trip to Europe, I needded to free up some space on my hard disk. It was a great opportunity to find out how to burn data DVDs.

I found this DVD creation article on the Gentoo wiki, and the following command worked brilliantly for me:

growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/sr0 -joliet-long -R -V "<volume_name>" dvd/

where /dev/sr0 is my device and dvd/ the directory containing the desired contents of the DVD.

  One Response to “Backing up data to DVD”

  1. nice, is DVD burning part of the actual kernel then? Incidentally I like the small change you’ve made to the comments in the sidebar.

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