2.5.2 DFS Use Cases

The Distributed File System (DFS) functions provide the ability to logically group shares on multiple servers and to transparently link shares into a single, hierarchical namespace. DFS organizes shared resources on a network in a treelike structure. This section provides a series of use cases for namespace configuration and management.

The following diagram shows the DFS use cases that are described in detail in the following sections.

DFS use cases

Figure 6: DFS use cases