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Questions tagged [filesystems]

Both the format used on storage media such as hard drives to store folders and files, and the device drivers of the operating systems that access them.

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The most efficient way to backup changes for directory with lots of small files

What is the most efficient way to backup for this situation: 900 thousand files, 30 GB total, most of the files are extremely small - few KB. Sometimes some files change transactionally, most of the ...
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How java save a string on a binary file

I have a doubt about how java save a string in a binary file. For example when a int is saved 4 bytes are used, becuase it is know that a int use 4 bytes. Now, how many bytes is used to save a string. ...
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What Windows tools can access and decrypt Mac hard drives?

In my project, I have some encrypted Mac hard drives (apfs), and I am required to access the data from some Windows 10 machine. I tried to use HFSexplorer to extract all possible partitions. But most ...
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Software recommendations to monitor Android File System

I am currently doing a project which requires me to compare a "before" and an "after" of an Android phone file system. It is mainly for me to identify the modifications that were made to the file ...
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Which distro supporting ZFS is currently most performant?

I am setting up a networked system for acquiring a large number of streamed camera images (up to 3GB/s of raw tif files; up to 2TB per experimental acquisition). The host that acquires the data will ...
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Semi-manual partial recovery of removed ext4 file, file data exists on the disk, inode is known

On Linux machine with ext4 filesystem the important file was accidentally removed, size 1-2 Gb. After that, filesystem was used a short time, but the data of file still remains on disk. The file is ...
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How to read Microware OS-9 RFB Filesystem under Windows / Linux?

I have a virtual disk image file os9000-xibase.img and Windows can't read it nor mount it. With ImDisk Virtual Disk, I'm able to mount it, but not read it, because it is a Random Block File-system ...
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Need a globally distributed FS with fast non-blocking writes

I am researching distributed file systems for a particular use-case. Our use case involves high-latency between nodes with the requirement of fast writes. The options I've seen so far do not seem ...
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Manually recover data from formatted FAT32 image

I've got a formatted FAT32 memory card. It contains JPEG photos. I know this because I wrote a little tool to recover them, and managed to get files around 14000 to 17000 bytes in size that pcmanfm ...
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Files recovery software with auto-adaptation and auto-learning

Please, exists this kind of files recovery software? Actualy I am looking for the software which will search 1TB ISO and recover files. The ISO is copy from bad 1TB external NTFS harddrive. In main, ...
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Linux Filesystem which tracks changes?

Is there a linux filesystem which tracks changes? In my use case in 99% of all cases new files get created. Changes to files are rare, but if they happen, they should be tracked. In my case the ...
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File system or tool with bidirectional remote syncing of a folder

The setup is several laptops (Linux and Mac OS) which need a shared folder but do not have consistent access to the network. The files would need to be useable while offline and any changes be ...
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Distributed filesystem with bit rot protection, erasure coding, scalability, fuse

I have seen the question asked (in different forms) here, here, and perhaps the best one I found was here, but I do not think this is a duplicate because quite some time has past since those questions ...
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Transparent file compression apps for macOS

I'm looking for app for macOS Sierra and above which would allow me to compress files transparently in the background to increase free space which works for macOS Sierra and above. Basically I'm ...
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What is the best software for low level recovery ext3/ext4 that you may recommend after mistakenly GPT initiation?

People I am looking for elegant and safe solution for situation like below: You have USB HDD formatted as ext3/ext4 (~2TB) You plugged in this disk to computer with Windows and by mistake do '...
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Raw partitioning software for Windows 10

Almost all partitioning software that I've seen does mandatory filesystem checking and data moving before actually changing the partition table. I'm looking for a software that does raw partitioning (...
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Filesystem for 1 million+ files

I currently have a VPS with 1&1, running a number of Spring Boot, Node and PHP services, and have had zero problems with the service at all - until I hit the 500,000 inodes limit last night. I am ...
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file creation that works like mkdir -p

I have an api (c#) that parses a project files and gives me an array of the files it has to compile. I am just trying to create files in my custom directory similar to the csharp project file's folder ...
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Rearrange the File Access Table on a disk image

I have an SD card, and I would like to make the files on it consecutive in the flash memory itself (so there are no gaps in between). However, I understand that such a process could use an unnecessary ...
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Tiny filesystem written in C

I want a simple filesystem in pure C (no FUSE, or anything). It needs directories, and files that can grow. Specs of embedded system I want to use it on: 128KB of flash 64KB of RAM RTOS available ...
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Filesystem for 200 GB microSD card [closed]

I have a 60 GB openSuse partition (on a SSD), with a 20 GB root partition formatted with btrfs, and a 40 GB /home partition formatted with XFS. Due to how small the amount of space is, I am planning ...
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Software to monitor file copy events

I've looked into filesystemwatcher/file system filter drivers... none of this does exactly what I want. I want to monitor a source file system (NAS) and when a copy command is executed on one of the ...
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Tool for checking and repair FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, HFS and HFS+ file systems under Linux OS Family

fsck.vfat (dosfsck) can check FAT32, but can't repair most of the errors. ntfsfix can check, but to repair often suggest to use Windows and chkdsk from it. I don't know how to check and repair ...