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Configuring Downstream File Servers From Master Servers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101388D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Talley, TM: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Synchronizing LAN Utility for Re-Positioning (SLURP) provides a facility for configuring and synchronizing servant DOS or OS/2* file servers from one or more masters. SLURP executes periodically on a LAN-attached personal computer and detects changes made to files on the master server. Changed files are copied to the servant servers. Files that have been corrupted or erased from the servant are also detected and copied to the servant. Files that have been removed from the master file server are removed from the servant server.

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Configuring Downstream File Servers From Master Servers

       The Synchronizing LAN Utility for Re-Positioning (SLURP)
provides a facility for configuring and synchronizing servant DOS or
OS/2* file servers from one or more masters. SLURP executes
periodically on a LAN-attached personal computer and detects changes
made to files on the master server.  Changed files are copied to the
servant servers. Files that have been corrupted or erased from the
servant are also detected and copied to the servant.  Files that have
been removed from the master file server are removed from the servant
server.

      SLURP works on a subdirectory basis, comparing a given master
subdirectory to a given servant subdirectory, but the subdirectories
need not be named the same.  The SLURP control file identifies the
master and servant subdirectories.  File dates are recorded in an
update file for DOS and OS/2 1.1.  In OS/2 1.2, update dates are
recorded in the extended file attributes.  In addition, in OS/2 1.2
the name of the updating SLURP machine and subdirectory is recorded
in the extended file attributes, allowing multiple master SLURP
machines to update single servant subdirectory.  Files are updated or
erased from the servant only by the installation of SLURP which
created the file.

      SLURP also allows for an automated backup of any updated file.
If specified, SLURP copies any servant file that is to be replaced or
erased to a specified backup subdirectory prior...