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Method for storing data on a server in an optimal way.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238419D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

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Abstract

There are situations where a server is typically used to store a particular type of data. Also, multiple users can work on the same set of data. This may create problem if user's working on one set of data starts downloading them independently and thus unnecessary consuming the filesystem space. This problem can get aggravated if the data in question is a very big file running in to GB's.

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Method for storing data on a server in an optimal way .

There are situations where a server is typically used to store a particular type of data. Also, multiple users can work on the same set of data.

This may create problem if user's working on one set of data starts downloading them independently and thus unnecessary consuming the filesystem space.

This problem can get aggravated if the data in question is a very big file running in to GB's.

One such example:


We typically use few dedicated systems with huge amount of disk space, to download and analyze the system dumps reported and provided by customers.

This dump is downloaded/analyzed by various teams. Members having access to this server can create their own directories and download the data wherever
the space requirement and write access permits it. So, there is a chance that multiple user's will download this same data at multiple locations in the server
thus consuming filessystem space. The time to download and extract this data can also be significant thus unneccasary wastage of time.

This proposes a method which allows user's to download/store particular type of data only in a

pre-defined filesystems.

It also proposes that inside that pre-defined filesystem, a directory can be created only with a

predefined format so
as to avoid multiple copies of same file in the pre-defined filesystem. This will also involve checking if the file to be stored is a normal file or a archive.

If its archive, the contents ar...