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Minimized Secondary Storage in File Servers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058364D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Jaaskelainen, W Regnier, BA Wenz, DG Peterson, DA [+details]

Abstract

Minimized secondary storage for File servers is achieved by allocating space as it is needed, rather than by preallocating large spaces in anticipation of future growth. Optimal results are achieved by categorizing the different types of secondary storage required for successful File serving, and managing them separately with individual minimal allocations, expansion thresholds, and increments of expansion. (Image Omitted) Folders for PC data consist of a skeleton definition of the data to be stored, including a Directory, Extended Directory, and Text/Data area. Multiple Directories, or Subdirectories may be defined. The skeleton definition includes a nominal size for each area.