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The storage server as virtual volume manager

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2 Author(s)
Buck, A.L. ; IBM Federal Systems Co., Houston, TX, USA ; Coyne, R.A.

The storage server function has undergone considerable change since Version 4 of the Mass Storage System Reference Model. The authors survey the major changes in the storage server, and motivate a number of storage server concepts and functions through a survey of commercial storage volume management products. A classification of physical storage devices by their major attributes is presented as a physical volume model. The virtual volume model is presented as a recursive composition of physical extents of physical volumes. Finally, the authors propose a restructuring of the service primitives between model layers to simplify interfaces and support arbitrary device-to-device transfers without intermediate copies

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Mass Storage Systems, 1993. Putting all that Data to Work. Proceedings., Twelfth IEEE Symposium on

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26-29 Apr 1993

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