Conversion of Data?

How can we convert data that is written on a device that supports only sequential access to a device that only supports the direct access method? What is the process that takes place?

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Please give an example if this doesn't make sense.  

    Let's say I have a tape backup (requires sequential access), and I have a hard disk drive that uses direct access.

    There is software that comes with the tape backup that will read the data into RAM, and from the RAM and I serialize the data to the hard disk drive.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You read it into a file. Access in a file is exactly the same, in fact most times you can open it so it acts like sequential but per process.  That is, it does not rewind that it keeps track of the offset of the last read.

  • EddieJ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You would use the JDI process that was promoted by Nike.

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