Using Symbolic Links and Name Resolution of Distributed File Systems to Improve Version Management and to Optimize Access

The purpose of this paper is to show that the sophisticated exploitation of features of modern file systems enables system administrators to implement advanced version management and efficient data access without complex software management tools. User autonomy can be kept at a maximum with the described approach while the central administration remains simple. This can even be improved, if the proposed file system extensions are implemented.

By: R. C. Hauser and A. Tanner

Published in: RZ2748 in 1995


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