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.