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A data storage hierarchy which inherently allows for a level 1 storage file to be uniquely identified across an entire network is disclosed. A directory naming convention is employed which includes an internal identifier and a name for each subdivision of the network. Because each file can be uniquely identified across the network, a single level 1 storage space in a file space, or a directory therein, can be used for the entire network. Also, because of the inherent uniqueness of the naming system, common DASD control files otherwise required to map between level 1 storage files and their level 0 source files can be eliminated.

Title
Data storage hierarchy with shared storage level
Application Number
7/578388
Publication Number
5239647
Application Date
September 7, 1990
Publication Date
August 24, 1993
Inventor
Donald P Warren
Tucson
AZ, US
Gregory J Tevis
Tucson
AZ, US
Matthew J Anglin
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
M W Schecter
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/40
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