backing up dvds

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sun Jul 1 18:30:52 UTC 2007

> Hello,
>   I've got a 6.2 box with a dvd writer in it. I want to back up some dvds to 
> iso files so i can recreate the dvds at a later time should it be needed. I

for most if not any DVDs (all DVD-VIDEO i had) use

dd if=/dev/cd0 of=file bs=128k

bs size is just to make thing faster, it's not crucial may be any multiply 
of 2k.

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