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Author Topic: software to merge filetrees of several partitions to one network share?  (Read 2116 times)


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using a file server to store media content is pretty common nowadays.
using several hard-disks with several network shares is how
people usually does it, if they do not use some sort of raid
solution.the downside is, you need to know on what disks/shares
your files are located.

I myself wanted a solution that did not involve raid, or exotic
partitioning/hardware, and still have all my content in one clean alphabetic file-tree.
So I put together a linux server, put all my disks there,
and made a shell script that scanned the file trees of all my
media partitions, and copied the directory structure of
them to a specific location under /home, along with symbolic links
for all files.then sharing this home location on the network,
all my files are available in one alphabetic file-tree, appering
like all the files were on one large disk.

the downside is of course that I need to run the script
every time I add more media files.

so the question is, does any software exist for windows
that does more or less the same?

thanks in advance for any answers.



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There is VirtualDisk, found here:


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Recently I learned that there are file systems which span themselves over more than one computer (LAN/WAN). Whatever the storage capacity in each of your Linux/Windows systems, you can access it as if it is one drive.

OpenAFS is the name of the file system, but there are more of them.