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Hierarchical View of Filesets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104599D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fountain Jr, JW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This disclosure relates to the Distributed File System (DFS) portion of the IBM OS/2* Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) product.

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Hierarchical View of Filesets

      This disclosure relates to the Distributed File System (DFS)
portion of the IBM OS/2* Distributed Computing Environment (DCE)
product.

      Currently, it is common for a file system to provide a
hierarchical view of directories and/or files within the file system,
usually with a 'tree' view.

      In a distributed file system, such as the DCE Distributed File
System, the main administrative unit is the fileset or volume.  A
fileset is a conceptual container for a set of related files.  Each
fileset corresponds logically to a directory in the file tree and
keeps together, on a single partition, all the data that makes up the
files in the directory.

      An administrator has the need to see a hierarchical view of
this fileset tree graphically.  This hierarchical view will aid the
administrator in keeping track of the filesets in the system, as well
as planning for future fileset placement.

      A method for displaying this tree is to use a current tree view
of the file system, and add to it by drawing boxes around the
directories/files that are stored on a fileset.  These boxes would be
drawn for all filesets in the file system.

*  Trademark of IBM Corp.