Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sparse Files

OK, I heard the term before but never had to really delve into them. That's an interesting concept, though. First delved into it needing a large (multi-terrabyte) file to house a file system. See here.

Then came across this article:

Sparse files – what, why, and how

I like the concept - though it does come with a few pitfalls, it seems. More on that later.