05594863 is referenced by 99 patents and cites 30 patents.

A method and apparatus for assisting in file recovery after a network fault uses a block state indicator in a client cache. After file data is stored in the client cache, the block state indicator is set to a client-cached state. After the file data is stored in a server cache, the block state indicator is set to a server-cached state. After the file data is stored in a non-volatile store attached to the server, the block state indicator is set to a stored state. If the data in server cache is lost or compromised due to a network fault, the data maintained in client memory is retransmitted. In a similar manner, file locks and file semaphores are re-established after a network fault.

Title
Method and apparatus for network file recovery
Application Number
8/494919
Publication Number
5594863
Application Date
June 26, 1995
Publication Date
January 14, 1997
Inventor
Ian J Stiles
Salem
UT, US
Agent
Computer Law
Assignee
Novell
UT, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
G01R 31/28
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