Dump dvd from a different machine onto this one.

ssh user@machine_A dd if=/dev/dvd0 > dvddump.iso
You can use this to directly dump from machine A (with dvd drive) to machine B (without dvd drive) . I used this to copy dvd using my friend's machine to my netbook. Above command is to be issued on machine B. Advantages : 1) No wasting time dumping first to machine A and then copying to Machine B. 2) You dont need to use space on Machine A. In fact, this will work even when Machine A doesnt have enough hdd space to dump the DVD. Use -C ssh option on slow networks (enables compression). you can replace "dd if=/dev/dvd" with any ripping command as long as it spews the iso to stdout.

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By: kamathln
2009-09-11 18:08:36

What Others Think

dd works for this, but if you readom (read optical media) then you get error correction as well. readom/wodim come from the 'wodim' package in debian/ubuntu. http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1396
bwoodacre · 680 weeks and 3 days ago
Yes. This command was given to more represent the idea than just the example. You can use any good optical media dumper that gives the iso/raw data on stdout.
kamathln · 680 weeks and 2 days ago
My point is that eventually someone will take the idea posed by your command and paste it verbatim into a terminal, so why not use readom?
bwoodacre · 680 weeks and 2 days ago
bwoodacre : commandlinefu.com has such a nice concept of "submitting an alternative". please use that :-)
kamathln · 680 weeks and 2 days ago
I prefer to make constructive comments. :-)
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