Slightly offtopic but it’s a question in relation to publishing large amounts of exr files (or any file really).
I was thinking of doing the following:
- Copy a sequence of exr files received from client to a new location (Let’s say these are 3GB total, 70mb per exr)
- Compress the EXR files to DWAA-15, (let’s say this reduced the total space to 1GB, 12mb per exr)
I am now wondering if this creates heaps of fragmentation in the sectors (we use a Pixtor) on the raid.
As I copied the file it allocates 70mb for each exr, but when I run the compression it reduces the filesize to 12mb. That means the sectors that where just recently allocated to store the file from 13mb-70mb are now free (but ads fragmentation).
I wonder if it’s better to do this:
- Original sequence
- Load original exr, compress and save in new location
Does anyone have any knowledge of how this sort of stuff works in regards to raids and SAN’s (striped data)?