Can you use error-correcting code to repair very large files, for example of around 20 GB or more?
Selecting a RAID level to preserve file integrity can be confusing. Here’s a guide, complete with the ifs and buts.
An efficient means of storage with many uses, but riddled with bugs and shortcomings. Explains how to compact and resize them, and more.
For all their compactness and ease of access, are our files going to prove less durable than a clay tablet recording a commercial transaction over 4,000 years ago?
Simply having ECC enabled doesn’t mean that damaged files can be recovered. It appears promising, but needs careful real-world evaluation.
We assume what we know to be impossible, and pretend that just making ‘safe’ copies of important documents will preserve them for the future.
Apps don’t work like the Finder. Most use ‘safe saves’ designed to prevent a failed save losing the original document. Here’s how they work.
Do you want ECC for your important documents? It’s available now, free, without the complications of ZFS or cost of RAID 6.
A nimbler version of Dintch is designed to drag and drop files and smaller folders to tag then and check their integrity.
What happens when you copy a large file to the same volume, or duplicate it, on the same APFS volume? Here are the answers.