As you all know, Java I/O reads from files (streams) etc. I was wondering, is it possible for Java to read raw disk? I.E. Ghost, or image cloning. That means somehow Java code needs to access the harddrive blocks. Anyone have any suggestions?
On a UNIX-like system, I imagine you could do this easily by reading the device files directly -- i.e., /dev/hda to read the disk itself, or /dev/hda1 to read the first partition, etc. Don't know enough about Windows, but I don't think it offers this abstraction.
Thanks, I know I can do that on *nix, I was actually looking on window for the same type of deal. I don't think it's possible, except a friend of mine told me he seems something did that without JNI? I really question that fact. That's why I ask everyone here.