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LAN Domain Database Migration Utilities

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119632D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lai, M: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A Local Area Network (LAN) Domain consists of a group of machines with one of them designated as the "domain controller." The domain controller performs administrative functions, such as validating user logons and controlling the access of network files and printers to provide the LAN with protection and security. The domain controller has a database to store system information. The domain database consists of two parts: the definitions of objects and objects themselves. The definition of objects is a collection of files; each file contains information about one specific type of network object. The network objects are machines, filesets, printers, applications, RIPL images and users.

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LAN Domain Database Migration Utilities

      A Local Area Network (LAN) Domain consists of a group of
machines with one of them designated as the "domain controller."  The
domain controller performs administrative functions, such as
validating user logons and controlling the access of network files
and printers to provide the LAN with protection and security. The
domain controller has a database to store system information. The
domain database consists of two parts: the definitions of objects and
objects themselves.  The definition of objects is a collection of
files; each file contains information about one specific type of
network object.  The network objects are machines, filesets,
printers, applications, RIPL images and users.

      Each LAN product has a different format of domain database.
When the users migrate from one type of LAN product to another, or
when they upgrade their LAN products with newer versions, a tool is
desired to help them transfer data in the existing domain database to
the new domain database so that the users do not need to spend time
redefining the network objects.  One example of such migration is the
migration from IBM PC Local Area Network 1.3 to OS/2 LAN Server 1.0.

      The Domain Database Migration Utilities provide the automation
required to help users migrate from one LAN product to another.  The
Utilities are made up of two parts: the Export Utility and the Import
Utility.

      The Export Utility extracts dat...