Subject: Re: DVD-RAM/RW/+RW in NetBSD
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/06/2004 15:39:54
Thus spake Wojciech Puchar ("WP> ") sometime Tomorrow...

WP> so no easy way to just have /dev/cd.. writable.
WP> without it - i will buy DVD-RW as it has cheapest media and best read
WP> support. and use cdbackup/cdrestore tools as i need backup device other
WP> than tape

Recommendations (practices, not devices or media):
- Make sure you verify the write process.
- Be aware that CD-R[W] has a shelf (inactive) life of about 8-10 years.
  Don't make things that you want to have live longer than that.

NetBSD: Unix With Balls.