Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 15:39:57 2004

>From: "Steve Thatcher" <melamy_at_earthlink.net>
>I agree with Sellam on the point about using it both for media re-creation and
emulation. The trouble with the approach below of just using raw data on a
track sector basis is that now you have created a file that can only be used
with an emulator that understands the physical format and OS access for the
computer system you are emulating. My earlier point of separating the data and
the format information allows a single file (that would not be much bigger that
the one described below) to contain multiple platform specific files that can be
"read" by a simple utility that does not require any knowledge of the OS or the
>best regards, Steve Thatcher

Hi Steve
 You seem to be assuming that the particular disk you are
archiving has a file structure. This is not always the case.
Received on Wed Aug 11 2004 - 15:39:57 BST

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