Topics: AIX, Storage, System Admin

Using a DVD-RAM as a regular file system

To use a DVD-RAM for writing and reading like a file system, use the following commands. This will work only at AIX 5.2 and above:

  • Put a DVD-RAM into the drive
    # udfcreate -d /dev/cd0
  • Mount the DVD-RAM:
    # mount -V udfs /dev/cd0 /mnt
    If you get an error, ensure /etc/vfs contains this line (and retry the mount command after validating):
    udfs 34 /sbin/helpers/udfmnthelp
Then use this as a regular filesystem.

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