Allow use of non-system disk(s)

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Allow use of non-system disk(s)

Postby bill3000 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:44 pm

(windows) Could you put initialization type files (My Roku stuff) that are read, in a directory specified in the install process, or specified at server startup or run in the path of where the.exe is run from, or a sub dir...
and things you write to, like Live Stream, in a path specified at install time, or an option in the server, or a system temporary path, like %appddata% or something on windows.

For people with ssd system disks, there isn't much room and rather not reuse the few memory cells for things that don't need to be THAT fast.
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Re: Allow use of non-system disk(s)

Postby Jim » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:50 pm

Have you thought of just moving the "My Roku" folder ?
Windows supports sym links for folders.
I just tried this and it appears to work.

First I Moved the "My Roku" folder to my D: drive
The I deleted the one under my userid.
Then opened a DOS window in admin mode
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C:\>cd \Users\Jim

C:\Users\Jim>mklink /d "My Roku" d:\"My Roku"
symbolic link created for My Roku <<===>> d:\My Roku
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The "/d" option is for a directory

More information at - http://www.windows7home.net/how-to-create-symbolic-link-in-windows-7/
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Re: Allow use of non-system disk(s)

Postby bill3000 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:55 pm

it looks like symbolic links (and junctions) write to both places.
There may be something that can be done with partitioning, but linking doesn't seem to stop reading/writing to c:/
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