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!
- Go to the Ratbert console.
- Click on the "Fetch" icon.
- Select "New Connection" from the File menu.
This should pop up a small connection window.
- Enter a host computer. Try to select a computer as close to
your target filesystem as possible.
- Enter your user name.
- Enter a directory to start off in (may only be part of the path).
- Enter your password.
- If everything works correctly, you should see a file-selector
that displays your remote filesystem. Wander through this until
you find your target directory.
- Select the directory or file to transfer and Press "get".
This is an advantage of having everything in a directory - selecting
many individual files can be time consuming.
- A small window should pop up, asking you to select a destination
location. Choose one of the scratch disks, ensuring there's enough
space for a complete copy. Select "binary" transfer mode. IF
YOU DON'T SELECT BINARY, YOU WILL GET ERRORS WHEN TRANSFERRING
ISO9660+RR TYPE FILES!
- Wait for the transfer to complete. This may take quite a while -
on the order of tens of minutes.
- Close the connection from the File menu.