I'm assemblying hardware for extracting data from eight DVD-Rs at the same time. Now I need software that are able to automatically transfer the data on the optical media to a filesystem.

This would be the user story:

  1. Configure path for destination file-system
  2. Insert DVD-R in eight different optical drives
  3. Copy data files from the eight drives to destination filesystem
  4. Eject DVD-R from the eight drives

It should run on Windows 64-bit, Linux or OS X. The copying of data files should preserve file-information. As long as the software solves the task, it does not matter if it has a user-interface. I.e. it could run on command-line tool or as a script.

Are there any solutions available for this?

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    What operating system? Command-line or GUI?
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Jan 27 '16 at 6:23
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    Are you talking about copying the files from the DVD-Rs or creating an ISO/Other image of each of the 8 DVD-Rs as this makes a big difference? Jan 27 '16 at 7:05
  • @steve-barnes In what sense would it make a difference to copy files or to an image? In the end I would like to have access to the files. Could it be a better option to make ISO images, and then transfer files from the image as a later step? Jan 29 '16 at 11:27
  • @JoachimBratteli Different software is required to copy an image to that needed to copy a directory tree, copying and image is a single operation copying the tree is one operation for each file and directory. Probably the best option is to copy the images and then mount as required. Jan 29 '16 at 15:19

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