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Working Scsi Robot DVD Library! Yeah!

Posted 11-21-2009 at 02:24 AM by lumak

So I finally got off my ass and got a Plasmon D-Series dvd scsi library robot working! Honestly, for basic functionality, it doesn't take anything special.

1. Full install of slackware 13.0
2. Make startup script for autofs (or grab it from Alien Bob's page)
3. Configure it to use autojuke (one of the tools from the scsi-changer project):
auto.master should have "/juke /usr/sbin/autojuke" and configure it with /etc/autojuke.conf
4. Configure it to NOT reinitialize the robot every time it starts:
create a modprobe configuration for the 'ch' module with "options ch init=0"

5. Set up the /juke share with http, smb, and sshfs if needed. Unfortunatly, I don't believe it's possible to set it up for nfs or ftp!
6. Access any slot by number or volume name!

Wow that's simple.

OK now for the hard part:
* Extend autojuke to use double sided medium
* Allow for remote management of burning CDs/DVDs on either a timed, data fill, or manual from both windows and linux
* Attempt remote streaming of encrypted dvds (more than likely with VLC)
* Attempt UPnP sharing. This could be a long tedious task of mounting each slot, refreshing the UPnP server to fill it's database and testing by allowing the automounter to unmount and store the slot then attempting to access from a UPnP client
* Making a database and auto filler for all the content on the CDs
* Add needless feature support to the autojuke to allow for audio CDs to be accessed as if they were wave files.

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