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Customized DISK Storage MANAGEMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035987D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Plumlee, SD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Customized Disk Management is a service tool that provides a complete set of functions to work with disk devices. Customized Disk Management packages full function into a single, simple usable tool, shielding the user from complex system interfaces.

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Customized DISK Storage MANAGEMENT

Customized Disk Management is a service tool that provides a complete set of functions to work with disk devices. Customized Disk Management packages full function into a single, simple usable tool, shielding the user from complex system interfaces.

Customized Disk Management provides a menu-driven environment with explanatory online help text to provide three key functions: disk configuration management, disk error management (problem determination), and disk data recovery. Customized Disk Management is implemented using system programming interfaces not available to the user. These system interfaces are built into a user interface that follows accepted system standards. The user interface allows the end user or service personnel to perform a set of disk management tasks. The tasks are arranged according to the user's perception of the system disk management.

DISK CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT. Customized Disk Management allows the user to configure the system disk devices (add or remove disk devices) and to configure special recovery options that allow the system to avoid or reduce data loss caused by disk failures. These recovery options may include checksum redundancy, portioning of disks into auxiliary storage pools, or other recovery features allowed by the system. The menus and help are integrated into a single configuration package that provides a consistent view of the configuration task.

DISK ERROR MANAGEMENT. Customized Di...