Database Reference File Maintenance

The database reference file contains references to data files and the actions that Fileshare Server performs on them.

This section explains how to create and update a database reference file in order to make use of the features described earlier in this chapter.

You should only create or change a database reference file using the Database Reference File Maintenance Utility. This is because the file contains information that is stored in a special format.

  • UNIX: In this section, options are shown starting with a forward slash (/). This is how you specify the options on Windows. On UNIX, use the hyphen (-) character instead of the forward slash.
  • UNIX: Filenames are shown using the Windows naming convention. On UNIX, use the UNIX filenaming conventions.

Invoke the Database Reference File Maintenance Utility using the /d (database) option, for example:

fs /d dbase.ref [options]

where the parameters are:

Name of the database reference file. If the database reference file does not exist, it is created.
These specify the operation to be carried out on the database reference file. Each initiation of the Database Reference File Maintenance Utility adds a record to or removes a record from the database reference file specified.

You can add several types of record to the database reference file.