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Storage – Overview

Quickstart

About Storage

Storage offers a File Explorer-like interface to NonStop disks & files, with various features and commands. Two viewing options of Guardian and OSS (Open System Services) are available:

Guardian

All Volumes, and their current used percentage are displayed on the left side of the right panel.  Use the displayed Icon to sort for name or % usage. Click on a Volume name to select It. List and count of Subvolumes for a selected Volume is displayed on the right panel. Click on a volume to see a list of its files (file count and total usage In MB are displayed on the top of the right panel. Click on a file name to see a popup menu of available commands:

  • Properties. Opens a new Window and displays detail file information.
  • Obey. This option is valid for files with file code 101 (text files).  Obeys the selected file and displays the results in a new Window. Start and stop time stamp will also be displayed to determine the time it takes to complete the operation.
  • Run. This option is valid for TACL Macro files with file code 101 (text files). The pop-up that displays gives you the option to run the macro in a nowait format and specify an output location.
  • Rename: Prompts you to change the file name (volume & sub-volume names remain the same).
  • Alter. Prompts you with the option to alter file code, owner, file security, and maximum extents. You may alter multiple attributes at once.
  • Delete. Upon your confirmation, purges the file.
  • Duplicate. Prompts you with a dialog box where you can enter the full file name (volume.subvolume.filename) where you want this file to be duplicated to. Its alternate key files or other partitions, if any, are not affected. Current volume and Subvolume where the file is located are used as default.
  • Opened By. This option is available only when a file is open. It displays a list of processes which have this file opened.
  • Move. Prompts you with a dialog box where you can enter the full file name (volume.subvolume.filename) where you want this file to be moved to. This deletes the file from its current location and moves it to the target location. Its alternate key files or other partitions, if any, are not affected. File’s current volume and Subvolume is used as default.

OSS (Open System Services)

The OSS subsystem offers a File Explorer-like interface to the OSS file system, in a Root-Fileset folder format. This feature is available and is visible only on NonStop systems that have OSS installed. Clicking on the File set Report icon displays a report of file sets configured on the NonStop system, on the right-hand side of the screen. The Root folder icon provides means to traverse the OSS file system in a File Explorer-like fashion. The left side of the screen displays the directory tree structure, and the right side displays the directory contents.

  • Using the directory contents view. The right-hand side of the screen displays the list and basic details of files and directories present in the selected directory. The top status bar indicates the currently selected directory and the count of files/directories present. The list can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking on the corresponding column heading. Clicking on a directory name will cause the respective directory to be opened and the existing directory content display will get replaced. Clicking on the file name and selecting Properties opens a new Window and displays detail file information. Clicking on the file name (except directories) or the icon will reveal a popup list of commands available for that file. These commands are:
    • File Commands:
      • Properties: Opens a new Window and displays detail file information.
      • Open: Opens the file for editing. This command is not available for directories.

    • Toolbar Functions. Toolbar provides operations that can be performed on the directory. Click on the file create icon and directory create icon to create new files or directories in the currently selected directory.

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