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Directory structure in a server managing subscribers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016122D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is disclosed that address a directory structure in a server managing subscribers. In a server managing up to several millions of subscribers , subscribers data may be stored in folders. In such case, the constraints are as follows: being able to increase the server storage capacity without any service disruption. respect when necessary any operating system constraint dealing with the maximum number of files and folders allowed under a given folder. Those constraint deal with the way the subscribers are structured. The following description solves those two constraint, thus allowing any server to be scalable depending on the amount of subscribers they have to manage. The server may then be housed by one up to as many machines as needed to store the data, without the need of any network dispatching capability. Whenever the need changes, the configuration is changed accordingly without any service disruption.