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Algorithms to dynamically apply new ordered filters onto a set of filespaces, dynamically update the display, and allow Unicode filters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031526D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In backup software, such as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), include-exclude rules can be considered a filter on the user's filesystem because they filter out (or in) files and directories from the current backup/archive operation. Order of the filters is important because it determines the precedence of the include-exclude statements when applied to the file system. This article describes three algorithms to dynamically add filters without rereading Backup Client configuration, to add Unicode filters in a non-Unicode configuration file, and to update the include-exclude status of displayed nodes without reloading all the nodes in the filesystem.