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Lan Disk Space Monitor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122445D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Clark, DK: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is described which monitors one or more Local Area Network (LAN) disk drives and alerts users when the disk space is near or at full utilization.

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Lan Disk Space Monitor

      A program is described which monitors one or more Local
Area Network (LAN) disk drives and alerts users when the disk space
is near or at full utilization.

      Application programs and Operating System/2* (OS/2)* may behave
unpredictably when disk space has been entirely used up. Some
application programs may use more than one disk resource, especially
LAN disk resources. A computer operator could prevent problems in
advance if some advance warning is given and possibly some action
automatically taken. This article describes a program which is
started as an independent process running in a multitasking operating
system such as OS/2. The program gathers operating parameters, such
as which local and/or LAN disks to monitor, the minimum amount of
available space for each, the time interval between minimum-space
checks and the selected methods for alert notification and reaction.
An essential part of the flexibility of the Disk Space Monitor is the
ability to alert the user and automatically react to a low space
condition in a variety of ways.  Alert notification can occur in many
ways. Examples are: local display containing alert information,
several types of local warning bells to attract attention, and
message generation to the LAN Messaging Facility which provides a
capability to send a LAN message to one or more LAN users describing
which disk is low on disk space. Alert reaction can occur in many
ways. Examples are: automatic shutd...