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Date:         Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:56:35 -0400
Reply-To:     Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject:      Re: DVD as output of datastep or proc append

...what also might be a problem: after a APPEND the dataset header has to be updated (NOBS, FORMATS, ....). Don't know if that is working with a RW- DVD. With a rewritable that should work. I also think that the driver does not accept a "normal" RW DVD. It should be rewritable. Its very far away, cause I stopped my trials with rewritable CD's many years ago, cause the quality, performance and data security was too bad. Also all the different drivers were not compatible and changing a drive, also with the same driver didn't work. Perhaps that is better today, but I don't try any more. Gerhard

On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:40:30 -0400, Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE> wrote:

>no, you need a DVD burner for that... > >No, that's not enough. You need spezial drivers (as far as I remember in >WIN-Vista available, otherwise bundled with some of the burning suits, >like NERO) to assign the burner like a drive. If you can write to that DVD >like a simulated harddrive, why not from SAS? > >However it might depend on how the driver handles the DVD. Also it might >be full rather fast, if you use it e.g. as the WORK-library. But I expect >no real problems with that. Simply try it out! > >I don't think that it's a difference between 8 and 9. > >Gerhard > > > > >On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 08:20:00 -0700, Don <donaldwmayfield@GMAIL.COM> wrote: > >>Has anyone written directly to a DVD drive using SAS? ver 8.2 ? ver >>9.x?

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