Introduction to the Integrated File System

The integrated file system is a mystery to many. Concepts and terminology are different than 'native IBM i' and will be covered. Also, did you know the integrated file system is not just one file system? Details on each of the different file systems will be discussed as well as the basic ways you can access the integrated file systems.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the basic concepts of the integrated file system
2. Understand the different file systems
3. Learn some ways objects within the integrated file system can be accessed

Margaret Fenlon

Software Engineer, IBM

Margaret started working for IBM in 1983 on the S/36. From 1986-1994 she worked in various areas of what is now the IBM i including Authorization Management support of POSIX and the integrated file system. She worked on the port of SAP R/3 from 1994-1997. In 1998 Margaret joined the integrated file system team. As a member of the integrated file system team she has worked on the file server, QFileSvr.400 file system and the utilities to convert to the new directory format. Margaret is currently the team leader for the integrated file system and servers team.


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