Subject: Re: mkisofs file size limit
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Carl Brewer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/15/2005 11:59:50
Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> You could just write your dump file(s) directly to the raw partition,
> and use "-B" to set the volume size. For backups, I think it would be
> smart to *not* go greater than 4GB on a Single-Layer DVD, as many PCAV
> writers do their zone change at about 4.2GB, and that's where you'll
> find the lowest quality writing on the whole disk.

Can you actually write with dump directly to DVD-R?  I thought
you had to use cdrecord or somesuch?