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By fredmau ·
We wish to convert a fairly large NetWare 4.1 server to several W2K servers. Most of the data is in a single directory, "Works". Within this directory are multiple subdirectories named by serial number: i.e. 1111, 1112, 1113, etc.

For the conversion we would like to setup indirect access to the Work directories through an indexed file that would be indexed by the folder name (1111). This file would then contain the UNC of the folder (\\NETWARE1\Works\1111). We could then move folders at ourconvenience from server to server and update the index file to enable user access. (Change the above UNC to \\W2KA\Works\1111 or \\W2KB\Works\1111). Processors used on files contained within these folders are AutoCAD, MicroStation, MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe PhotoShop, etc. (Virtually any Windows application.) Are there any packages that provide for managed indirect directory access as defined here?

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by Don Christner In reply to Indirect Directory Access

What we have set up is a multi-page Excel spreadsheet with hyperlinks for the UNC. Our spreadsheet is named Doc_Log.XLS, when opened it has hyperlinks to several other spreadsheets (or pages), for example, Drawings. Each spreadsheet contains a column for the drawing number, description, a text column for the UNC and a column that is Hyperlink(previous col). Many applications can open depending on what hyperlink file you select. When we move files, we just undate the text column that contains the UNC and the hyperlink automatically updates.

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by fredmau In reply to Indirect Directory Access

I appreciate the answer. Any sort of table would do including an Access Data base. The problem is that such solutions do not work transparently with user applications. We also have a document managemetn system, Project Wise, that we are currently considering, but it presents implimentation issues of its own.

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by fredmau In reply to Indirect Directory Access

In investigating this problem we came across Distributed File System (Dfs) feature that appears to be an ideal solution to this problem. Evidently Dfs has been around for some time and exist in the Unix NFS as well as NT and W2K. I would appreciate comment on Dfs in NT and W2K. I will award the points to the best response received by 7/26.

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