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Downloading A Portion Of A File Instead Of The Entire File

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234829D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 85K

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Abstract

A method is disclosed for downloading a portion of a file instead of the entire file wherein the portion of the file that is downloaded is a necessary portion that is required for analysis.

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Downloading A Portion Of A File Instead Of The Entire File

Typically, a whole file is downloaded to a user's local workstation for analysis when downloading the file from a centralized data repository (cloud storage) that stores diagnostic data. Many times the amount of data that needs to be inspected is a fraction of the whole file, yet to even start to inspect this file, the whole file needs to be downloaded first. This introduces a lot of wasted time to download the file, space to make a copy of the file and potentially backup the newly created file, and network usage to transfer the data.

Disclosed is a method and system for downloading a portion of a file instead of the entire file wherein the portion of the file that is downloaded is a necessary portion that is required for analysis.

In accordance with the method, files at a centralized data repository are processed and analyzed to identify contents of the files. The contents are indexed to identify important entries such as one or more of, but not limited to, environment information, exceptions,

warning and error messages and abnormal states.

Additionally, a user profile is created wherein the user profile includes information about the diagnostic data segments and entries that are frequently reviewed for a given file type. Profiles of the users are updated as and when the users view the files.

In an embodiment, if a user belongs to a group or team, then the profile of the user is updated according to the profiles of the team members. This allows the users...