IBM System Storage N series File System Design for an NFS File Server

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Abstract

The IBM® System Storage N series is specifically designed to be used for Network File System (NFS) file servers. The requirements for a file system operating in an NFS file server environment are different from those for a general purpose file system. That is, NFS access patterns are different from local access patterns, and the special-purpose nature of an appliance also affects the design.

Table of contents

Introduction
Snapshots
WAFL implementation
Snapshot data structures and algorithms
Performance
Conclusion
Bibliography
Trademarks




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Publish Date
10 February 2006


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IBM Form Number
REDP-4086-00

Number of pages
18