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Re: How to move contents of one disk image to another

11 months ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Thanks for your help! It worked.

Re: How to move contents of one disk image to another

11 months ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Thanks Andrew for your help. I really appreciate it. The problem is how do you copy the file and folders if they are currently in use? Many of the files are actually in use and it would take a while to completely shut down all the processes. That's why I was thinking of using Safe Mode.

How to move contents of one disk image to another

11 months ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

I have a 13 GB disk image that I use with SoftPerfect RAM Disk. I now have run out of space and need to increase it to 16 GB. How can I move the contents of the current image to the new one? I can't dismount it because the folders and files are currently being used. Would starting the computer in Safe Mode work? I was thinking to start the RAM Disk in Safe Mode and then copy the contents to the

Re: How to backup a RAM drive image

11 months ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Thanks for the info. I haven't had time to try what you recommended but I'll give it a try. Thanks again.

Re: Does exFAT-formatted RAM drive allow junctions (soft links)?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Wait! Maybe I've been making hard junctions wrong. Does the target folder have to exist before you execute the command, "mklink /j "link path" "target path"? I've been making the junctions with no actual folder in the final folder. For example, if I execute "mklink /j "C:\Program Files\Widget" "R:\Program Files\Widget", it would state that th

exFAT-formatted RAM drive will NOT allow junctions (soft links) even if the source is NTFS.

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Hi Andrew, I don't know how a "redirect" is different from a "hard link" but I can verify that hardlinks and junctions do not work with exFAT even if the destination RAM drive is the only one formatted as exFAT. It took me a couple of hours but I all tests failed. Created an exFAT image on a drive. Tried to create a junction via the admin command prompt which it did all

Converting NTFS-formatted RAM drive image into exFAT

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

I have a RAM drive that is formatted in NTFS. I don't think I really need any of the benefits associated with NTFS for my RAM drive. Is there a way to convert that drive's image into an exFAT format?

How to backup a RAM drive image

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

I was able to backup my RAM drive image when I had just created it and only put a few programs on it. How should I copy it to make backups in case something happens? I've tried to just selecting the image and copying it with Windows File Explorer, but it won't work because it says that the file is in use. Earlier it was said that the proper way would be to unmount the RAM disk, but I've tried

Re: What is a NUMA node?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Thanks!

Re: Will hard-linking be the best method for creating RAM drives?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Ahhh...that totally makes sense. Would you happen to know the approximate percentage decrease in performance? It might be slightly significant since every time the computer accesses the hard link, it goes to the C drive and then to the R drive every single time. But, can I assume that it's probably low because it's probably nothing compared I bet to actually the time to write and reade a RAM dr

Re: Does exFAT-formatted RAM drive allow junctions (soft links)?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Hi, Andrew, I hope I'm not bothering you too much. I'm very grateful for all your quick responses and great answers. The customer service provided by you in this forum is top notch and I'm not just saying that. It really is. I genuinely appreciate it. Thank you. For this post, I had a few additional questions. I was hoping that hardlinks and junctions were totally different than symbolic links

Does exFAT-formatted RAM drive allow junctions (soft links)?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

I read all the pros and cons of using the exFAT format for a RAM drive from sources on this website and others. One of the disadvantage of exFAT is that I can't use symbolic links. Does this preclusion of symbolic links include junctions (aka soft links)? Also, I have a minor question about exFAT vs NTFS. From the sources I read, there seems to be an implicit preference for NTFS for Windows RAM

Re: What is a NUMA node?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Andrew, Thanks for the great answer. So, since I don't multiple CPUs, I should just leave the NUMA node option unchecked, right?

Re: Will hard-linking be the best method for creating RAM drives?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

I'm sorry. What I wrote in the initial post was too vague so you misunderstood what I was asking. When I wrote that wouldn't it be better to hardlink "all" the programs, I meant "all" to mean the all the programs I intend to install on the RAM drive. In other words, the 5 programs I'm installing on the RAM drive. So, my question is "Is hardlinking always the best way

Placing programs on a RAM drive all at once

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Can I do the following steps all at once (instead of doing this separately for each program)? Remove all the folders that I'm going to replace with hard links. Open the command prompt with admin. Execute all the hard-link commands (e.g. mklink 'j "link folder" "target folder" one after each other). Add all the program files onto the RAM drive at once.

What is a NUMA node?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

I tried to read what was said about NUMA Nodes, but I didn't get it. Does it just mean that the RAM Drive is located all in one area on the RAM drive so it will work faster? I have a 4 memory slots. Does it mean that it chooses just one of the memory slots?

How to unmount a mounted image

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

I have a RAM disk that is mounted on boot that also has an image mounted to it. How should I be unmounting the image from this RAM disk? At the main window, when I go to the top menu tabs and select Image, 3 options appear: Create Image..., Mount Image..., and Unmount Image... I select Unmount Image... and a dialog box appears that should have a list of mounted images. But, there isn't a sin

Will hard-linking be the best method for creating RAM drives?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

I know it's true that if I have complicated programs like Microsoft Office, it's better to hard-link their folders to the RAM drive. This is due to the fact that other files that interact with the Microsoft Office folders will know where to look. For the same reason, wouldn't it be best to just hard-link all programs and files that I am going to place on the RAM drive? I just might have an occ

Family pack license

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Hi, I was looking to get SoftPerfect RAM Disk for my family. Do you offer family licenses? I like your RAM Disk, but I don't want to pay out hundreds of dollars for RAM disks for my little kids. And, do you offer any lifetime licenses so I don't have to worry about whether the update covers my version? I'm assuming the current license only covers for a year.

Re: Can installing some programs on a RAM disk be beneficial?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Sorry for the late reply, but it seems that I screwed up my computer really bad, trying to get this to work or something else happened by coincidence. I had used Primo RAMDisk first to create a RAM disk but for some reason, the 4 temp folders on my C drive couldn't/wouldn't find the temp folder on the RAM disk. So, after a while, I gave up. I went back and reversed everything or so I thought.

Re: Can installing some programs on a RAM disk be beneficial?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Thanks for your informative post! What you said makes complete sense! For programs like Bitdefender and Resilio Sync, knowing that they are constantly turned on in the background and used constantly, they would have a lot of their code already installed in RAM. So, it wouldn't make that much of a difference. What about resource-heavy programs that isn't set up to be kept in RAM. For examp

Can installing some programs on a RAM disk be beneficial?

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

Hey, folks! I hope everyone is ok in these troubled times. (It really worries me.) Well, here's my question. It has been stated in this forum that it's possible to install programs onto the RAM disk I create with SoftPerfect. I was speculating that I should only install 1-2 programs that slow down my computer the most. I'm not sure but that would appear to be my antivirus program (Bitdefend

Using continuous backup program with a RAM disk

1 year ago, by PrestonLMcClain in RAM Disk Forum

There are continuous backup programs out there that backup data when the user makes the slightest modification (like Acronis Recovery and Resilio Sync). Can I install these programs on the SoftPerfect RAM Disk and have the program constantly back up all the data from the RAM disk to the hard drive or a network drive? Wouldn't this be a good solution for eliminating the danger of a power outage