I thought if I had Data rot or something similar, I would be better off with 1 container in a whole drive (for example 1TB drive with a 1TB .TC container) I can use a copy fault tolerant application to copy the .tc file somewhere else, and try to repair the data. How? I added par2 files for my archived files within the container (not a PAR2 file for the .TC container, I think that would not be smart ) the same data is mirrored to HTL Bluray disc, with the same parity data(par2 files) That way I am redundent enough. I know about RAID, but I can't go into it.
Any tips or thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Data Security and Redundancy is my first priority.
AVG TuneUp Disk Doctor
Well Piriform Defraggler gave me this result for the 1Tb external drive:
1 Fragmented files (931.1GB)
3 Total Fragments
Well there is not much space for other files, the host drive contains the following
1 TrueCrypt container file (Data.tc)
1 header backup for the container
a folder with truecrypt installer, a jpeg image and a text file
What I am curious about, is that the result for the Defragmenters is not accurate when it comes to TreuCrypt containers, I thought they should see it as a single large file, but then how comes it shows fragmented, even after I defrag it many times!?
Imagine if there was a 1 TB of a 4k video, in a 1Tb drive it should not show it as a fragmented file, unless when you re-edit the file. When writing data to a TrueCrypt container, the Container file changes, meaning TrueCrypt encrypted the files then write to the container and the container bits will change.
The situation is different when you mount the drive, and analyze the mounted container.
In my Logic: I thought the best solution is to create the Container somewhere else (That is not easy, if you dont have a spare HDD) and then format the drive, and move that container to that drive, and never Defragment it, no matter what a Defragmenter software tells you, and only defrag the MOUNTED container. What I do is to create the container on the disc and keep it there, but does that mean the data is fragmented? I am not sure, because I have an HDD with a big file that has allot of files in it.
I will research on how .VHD are defragmented
Thanks for the contribution