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Problems adding a DVD-RW drive and updating IDE** drivers

I just purchased a Sony DRU-830A (dual-layer) DVD burner. My goal is to
put this into my NW 6.5 SP3 server to be able to backup my SYS: volume as I
install and configure various applications (FTP, WEB, iPrint, etc). When I
get to a level of install that is working, I want to be able to grab that
and then try something else. Since a backup solution hasn't been chosen
yet, I'm testing those as I go to. I'm currently testing NovaStor's
Nova-Net which can backup the data to optical drives. But when I try to
Erase or Format the DVD-RW disk, I get errors. I thought maybe it was the
device drivers. The drivers installed are dated January of 2005. I know
that there are newer IDEATA.*, IDECD.* and IDEHD.* drivers available, but
am not sure how to install them. Can I must copy them into the driver
folder over the current files (while the server is running?)

The drivers may not even help, but it was something I thought I could at
least test and rule out.

Thanks in advance.

Darrel
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Re: Problems adding a DVD-RW drive and updating IDE** drivers

dhowsden@morganmyers.com wrote:

>Can I must copy them into the driver
>folder over the current files (while the server is running?)


Yes, you can simply copy the newer drivers to the c:\nwserver\drivers
directory. To do this you can for instance load DOSFAT.NSS ont he server
to mount the DOS partition as a volume.

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Re: Problems adding a DVD-RW drive and updating IDE** drivers

"Marcel Cox" <cimetmc@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
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> dhowsden@morganmyers.com wrote:
>
>>Can I must copy them into the driver
>>folder over the current files (while the server is running?)

>
> Yes, you can simply copy the newer drivers to the c:\nwserver\drivers
> directory. To do this you can for instance load DOSFAT.NSS ont he
> server to mount the DOS partition as a volume.


TOOLBOX.NLM would also allow one to do this, yes?

-S-

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Re: Problems adding a DVD-RW drive and updating IDE** drivers

Steve Freides wrote:

>TOOLBOX.NLM would also allow one to do this, yes?


Yes, that would be an option, but you would have to copy twice (from
workstation to server volume and then from server volume to DOS partition.
Also, if I remember correctly, TOOLBOX has the annoying property of not
preserving the file date while copying files to the DOS partition.
Personally, I always like to have the original date on NLMs and drivers so
that from a directory listing, I can see whether it is a possibly good
version.

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Re: Problems adding a DVD-RW drive and updating IDE** drivers

"Marcel Cox" <cimetmc@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
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> Steve Freides wrote:
>
>>TOOLBOX.NLM would also allow one to do this, yes?

>
> Yes, that would be an option, but you would have to copy twice (from
> workstation to server volume and then from server volume to DOS partition.
> Also, if I remember correctly, TOOLBOX has the annoying property of not
> preserving the file date while copying files to the DOS partition.
> Personally, I always like to have the original date on NLMs and drivers so
> that from a directory listing, I can see whether it is a possibly good
> version.


OK, thanks.

-S-

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