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Clicking on Additional options in the Media Writer will open the Media Writer Options dialog. Options are saved as user preferences and persist between sessions for each user on a given machine.



The following options can be set:

Staging Folder Options specifies the root folder that staging files will be written to. The entire contents of each disc will be staged in its own sub-folder, named via time-stamp, within the specified staging folder before the disc is written.
oUser temp directory: the staging folders are created in the current user's Windows-defined temp folder under the sub-directory ClearCanvas\MediaWriter
(e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\SampleUser\Local Settings\Temp\ClearCanvas\MediaWriter)
oSpecify directory: the staging folders are created in the specified absolute path
(e.g. C:\Staging)
Include ClearCanvas Workstation, Portable Edition: specifies whether or not the portable viewer application should be written to the disc. The default setting is to include it.
oShow ideographic names in study list, Show phonetic names in study list: specifies if the portable viewer written on the disc should show ideographic and/or phonetic names. The default setting is to not show these names. These options are only applicable if the Include ClearCanvas Workstation, Portable Edition option is checked.
Delete staged files after writing: uncheck this option if you do not want the staged files deleted from the hard disk after they are written to the media. The default setting is to delete staged files after writing.
Verify media after writing: ensures that the staged files were correctly written to the disc. Note that verification is a long-running operation. The default setting is to verify media after writing.
Eject media after writing: automatically eject the disc after writing is complete. The default setting is to not eject media after writing.

Technical Note

For high capacity media such as Blu-ray discs or even DVDs, the contents of the staging folder may be very large. Consider using the Specify directory option to specify a staging folder on a dedicated drive.
The ClearCanvas Workstation install folder should not be used as a staging folder with the Specify directory option. Doing so will cause the Workstation to indicate that it is a modified installation.` performance.

Media Writing and Study Storage

Due to the large size of the staging folder created during media writing, it is possible to reach the maximum disk usage, which will cause the Workstation to stop importing and/or receiving studies, in order to avoid exhausting the disk.

If the Media Writer detects a potential issue with disk usage, a warning is displayed, however the Write button remains enabled.


To avoid issues with disk usage and the Media Writer ensure that there is sufficient disk space available and the maximum disk usage is set appropriately; or if necessary, configure the staging folder to use a drive other than the one used by the local store.


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