Common file system for a plurality of data processors
System and method for accessing remote files in a distributed networking environment
Space management system for data files having shared access
Intelligent serial I/O subsystem
Assignment of files to storage device using macro and micro programming model which optimized performance of input/output subsystem
Data access system for a file access processor
Backup computer program for networks
Communication network data manager system
Directory cache management in a distributed data processing system
Parallel I/O network file server architecture
ApplicationNo. 481924 filed on 06/07/1995
US Classes:707/1, DATABASE OR FILE ACCESSING707/10, Distributed or remote access707/204Archiving or backup
ExaminersPrimary: Black, Thomas G.
Assistant: Von Buhr, Maria N.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassG06F 017/30
AbstractAn archiving file system is specifically designed to support the storage of, and access to, remote files stored on high speed, large capacity network data servers. The archiving file system automatically archives remote files across multiple types of secondary storage media on such network data servers based on a set of hierarchically selectable archival attributes selectively assigned to each remote file. The archiving file system is completely transparent to the user program and operates on remote files by providing a different file control program and a different file structure on the network data server, without the need to modify the standard file system that is native to a particular operating system program executing on the user nodes or the standard network file interfaces executing on the distributed computer network environment.