I am not sure if this is on topic or off but I am thinking through reading a large zipfile with a read-only mount using Python.
My plan is to use rclone mount with
--read-only. I think I can get away with no-cache (see below) since it is just reading but it should be seeking. Part of the problem is, rclone mount with full cache uses sparse files but, at least as I understand it, they are zeroed out files. (is that correct? Its how it looks on the file-system but that may be wrong).
And then I will browse and extract via Python's
Has anyone else tried this? Does anyone have any experience with these and know what to expect?
BTW, just to avoid an XY problem, I am trying to read one or two files from a large Backblaze Snapshot stored in B2. I am trying to (a) avoid paying egress to download the whole thing but more importantly, (b) trying to do what I can on a VPS with limited storage.