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Command Line Interface for Managing Disk Space Limits in IBM OS/2 LAN Server

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112564D
Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Callaway, JR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a command line interface for managing disk space limits on IBM OS/2* LAN Server machines.

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Command Line Interface for Managing Disk Space Limits in IBM OS/2
LAN Server

      Disclosed is a command line interface for managing disk space
limits on IBM OS/2* LAN Server machines.

      As Local Area Networks (LANs) grow in size, and as corporations
downsize from mainframes, disk space on server machines is
increasingly becoming a prized commodity.  Consequently, LAN
administrators want the ability to control the way the disk space is
used.  For example, an administrator may want to grant userid JOE
read/write access to a particular directory tree but wants to ensure
that the size of this directory tree does not exceed 35MB of disk
space.  The new OS/2 LAN Server feature that solves this problem is
referred to as "DASD (Direct Access Storage Device) Limits".  A
command line interface is provided for DASD Limit administration.

      Commands are provided that allow an administrator to install or
remove DASD Limits from an HPFS386 volume, to impose a limit
(maximum) on a resource, to remove a limit from a resource, to change
an existing limit, and to view a limit.

The DASD Limit commands are:

o   NET DASD
    This command lists all server resources that have a DASD limit
    imposed, as well as each resource's limit and current disk usage.

o   NET DASD resource
    This command displays the limit, current disk usage, and
    available disk space for the specified resource.

o   NET DASD resource /TREE
    This command displays limits and disk usage for all resources
    that begin with the string specified by 'resource'.

o   NET DASD resource /ADD /MAX:nnnnnnnn /VALIDATE :Y | :N''''
    This command imposes the KB limit specified by the /MAX switch on
    the specified resource, if one does not already exist.  The
    /VALIDATE swi...