Writing CDs - Transferring Files

Transferring Your Files

The CD-writer requires a fast and continual stream of data for proper operation. In order to guarrantee proper speeds, you must transfer your target files onto the local disk connected to Ratbert. The local disk acts as the staging area for the writing.

Ratbert's local drive has been partitioned into three scratch drives, each large enough to fit a 650M disk image. Before you write your CD, you must move your desired files from a remote filesystem onto one of these three scratch disks.

The scratch disks are temporary storage for CD writing only - don't expect your stuff to remain there for long.

To transfer files from a remote system to Ratbert:

FTPing 600 MB to the Mac can take 3 to 4 hours - so plan accordingly!

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