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For easy, flexible data management, high data availability and optimum performance

Respond quickly to your changing business and data storage needs with advanced file system (AdvFS) and AdvFS utilities software. An array of on-line maintenance, performance, and reconfiguration options ensure your data is available when and where you need it.

Included with your Tru64 UNIX operating system, advanced file system provides a range of features designed to increase system administrator and end-user productivity. Its advanced architecture takes full advantage of symmetric multiprocessing, for optimum performance, while optional AdvFs utilities software increases your configuration flexibility.

Advanced file system benefits

  • Reboot in seconds - no matter how large the file system, transaction journaling ensures quick recovery from unexpected events, such as power failure.
  • Flexible configuration - Volumes can be a single disk partition, an entire disk, or an aggregated volume. Multiple filesets can share a common pool of storage.
  • Mirroring for availability - Supports Compaq Logical Storage Manager software, so you can create and monitor mirrored volumes

Advanced file system utilities benefits

  • Reconfigure online - Lets you transparently reconfigure file systems without disrupting users or applications.
  • Reconfigure to meet your needs - You can add and remove volumes as needed. When you remove a volume, AdvFS automatically migrates files to remaining volumes without interruptions.

Advanced file system utilities

The advanced file system utilities delivers tools for capacity expansion and management tasks. By providing your application environment with an available file system during backup, reconfiguration and re-sizing operations, the advanced file system utilities contribute directly to reducing system management costs.

  • Easy-to-use menus, alert icons, and status information, with comprehensive online help gets you up to speed in no time.
  • You can conveniently start-up layered applications without leaving the GUI.
  • Trashcans let users recover files they've accidentally deleted.

Nondisruptive, online maintenance

  • Alert icons indicates potential trouble and lets you resolve issues before they become problems.
  • Create a read-only snapshot clone of the fileset online, while users and applications access the original fileset.
  • Backup the clone at your convenience, using AdvFS backup services or other backup products.

Flexible reconfiguration - on the fly

  • Data remains online for use while you add and remove files, defragment files, and balance space usage.
  • You have complete control over the logical structure of file systems and allocation of storage volumes.

Fine-tune for performance

  • Improve file access time by defragmenting files that have been stored in noncontinuous portions across the storage media.
  • Assign frequently accessed files to high-performance volumes.
  • Balance free feature that balance free space among volumes and spread the I/O load among multiple disks to achieve faster i/o.
  • Improve read/write performance by striping (large or frequently accessed files) across multiple volumes.

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