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FileStore Database Analysis Scheme for IBM LAN NetView Scan

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113206D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shrader, TJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a scheme for analyzing the contents of an IBM LAN NetView* Scan (Scan) FileStore database. The LAN NetView Scan product allows administrators to monitor and retrieve files from managed systems to a managing system within the IBM LAN NetView framework. Just information about file, such as its size and managing system ID, or the file information and its contents can be retrieved and stored in a Scan FileStore database on or accessible to the managing system. With the possibility of large amounts of data being stored in the FileStore, the network administrator may find it difficult to analyze the information in the database. This disclosure addresses a scheme in which to interpret the data in a FileStore database.

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FileStore Database Analysis Scheme for IBM LAN NetView Scan

      Disclosed is a scheme for analyzing the contents of an IBM LAN
NetView* Scan (Scan) FileStore database.  The LAN NetView Scan
product allows administrators to monitor and retrieve files from
managed systems to a managing system within the IBM LAN NetView
framework.  Just information about file, such as its size and
managing system ID, or the file information and its contents can be
retrieved and stored in a Scan FileStore database on or accessible to
the managing system.  With the possibility of large amounts of data
being stored in the FileStore, the network administrator may find it
difficult to analyze the information in the database.  This
disclosure addresses a scheme in which to interpret the data in a
FileStore database.

      The Scan FileStore database is divided into five tables.  The
bulk of the data is stored in the systems table, which contains
information on the managing and managed systems that use or store
data in the database; files table, which contains information on the
collected file attributes; and file versions table, which contains
the contents of the retrieved files themselves.

      The scheme advanced by this disclosure would identify areas of
interest to the administrator and provide reports based on analysis
and querying of the database.  Such inquires will give administrators
an idea of how large the database has grown, what type of information
is stored in the database, etc.  This scheme would generate a series
of reports which the user could add to via a user exit call to an EXE
or CMD file.  The implementation of this scheme would provide
information such as the following:

o   Aggre...