Mounting split files

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cacamama
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Mounting split files

Post by cacamama » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:05 pm

Split files are annoying. Having to merge them by rewriting all the data into a separate file is time consuming and I/O intensive. Would it be possible to either
1) mount split files as a virtual file/drive
2) join them by modifying mft entries, i.e. tack a part to the end the previous file ?

To better clarify the second approach, would it be easy to merge two files by connecting them on the mft?

void
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Re: Mounting split files

Post by void » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:38 am

Mounting the split files as a virtual file/drive is possible.

AFAIK, merging the two mft entries would only be possible if the first file is aligned to the NTFS allocation unit size (4096 bytes by default).

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Re: Mounting split files

Post by cacamama » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:29 am

Well, mounting as a virtual file is the simplest option I guess, if only I were proficient enough to write such a piece of software =(
This would be easier to accomplish on linux, right?

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Re: Mounting split files

Post by void » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:54 am

Well, mounting as a virtual file is the simplest option I guess
I think so too.
This would be easier to accomplish on linux, right?
Yes.

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