Sandbox across many Drives.The right drive for the right job

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FF9F00
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Sandbox across many Drives.The right drive for the right job

Post by FF9F00 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:28 pm

Let's say I have Two harddisks, one is a SSD, the other is a traditional harddisk. And two different types of programs that need communication to each other, for example Firefox and Torrent client.

I would like to propose a feature like this:
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The rationale is, some programs are good at taking advantage of SSD performance, while other programs are good at killing SSDs and wear them out fast with excessive I/O activity.
Sometimes these programs need to interact with each other, so separating them into different Sandboxes isn't optimal.

Would it be possible to implement a feature for Sandboxie to allow a single Sandbox to access into multiple Drives?

JoeHood
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Re: Sandbox across many Drives.The right drive for the right

Post by JoeHood » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:40 pm

Isn't that already possible?

FF9F00
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Re: Sandbox across many Drives.The right drive for the right

Post by FF9F00 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:46 pm

JoeHood wrote:Isn't that already possible?
Not as far as I'm aware. Could you point me to the feature you're thinking of?

JoeHood
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Re: Sandbox across many Drives.The right drive for the right

Post by JoeHood » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:40 pm

Maybe I misunderstood. I have multiple usb drives with programs on each and they can all run in any sandbox I choose.

RooJ
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Re: Sandbox across many Drives.The right drive for the right

Post by RooJ » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:39 am

Just a thought, but perhaps if you have the RAM capacity a RAMDisk may negate the need for this feature? You could point your sandbox to the RAMDisk and then configure direct access to the hard disk for your torrent client allowing it to save to the download folder only therefore saving RAM:

Resource Access -> File Access -> Direct Access

This should be faster than your SSD with no harddisk writes other than the contents of your torrent download folder. If for some reason your torrent software attempted to automatically run something you downloaded it would still run sandboxed.

I suppose alternatively you could just grant direct access to the torrent download folder for your torrent client and then leave your sandbox on the SSD as most of the writes would go directly to the harddisk containing the download folder... meh, something to consider :)

Domochevsky
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Re: Sandbox across many Drives.The right drive for the right

Post by Domochevsky » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:49 am

hm... I think what you want is setting box-specific Container Folders, which can indeed already be done and sit on whatever drive you want, per box.
(But don't ask me about the specifics right now. >_> )

FF9F00
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Re: Sandbox across many Drives.The right drive for the right

Post by FF9F00 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:51 am

RooJ wrote:Resource Access -> File Access -> Direct Access
Thank you so much for this tip!

I used: Resource Access -> File Access -> FULL Access
And it worked as I wanted it to.

I was honestly not aware this feature already existed. So I'm really happy this worked out, thank you so much.

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