Getting Started With BDSpro explains how to add BDSpro™, the Silicon Graphics implementation of the Bulk Data Service protocol (XBDS™), to a Network File System (NFS®) implementation. This guide contains information to help server and site administrators understand the BDS protocol, evaluate the suitability of BDSpro for their site, and include BDSpro in an existing NFS implementation. It also contains information to help application developers make use of BDS services. Administrators using this guide should be experienced in managing NFS and XFS™ (the X filesystem) on large servers.
This guide comprises four chapters, which cover these topics:
Chapter 1, “BDS Fundamentals” explains how BDS works, describes its advantages over standard NFS implementations, and explains the conditions under which it should be used.
Chapter 2, “Preparing Filesystems for BDSpro” describes hardware and software requirements for BDSpro and explains how to modify your existing configuration if you determine that changes are needed.
Chapter 3, “Setting Up the BDSpro Service” explains how to include BDSpro in an existing NFS implementation and check its performance before putting it into service.
Chapter 4, “Using BDSpro,” explains how to start and stop BDSpro, and how to configure the service to perform buffering and logging. This chapter also explains the application interfaces that BDSpro offers.
These type conventions and symbols are used in this guide:
Literal command-line arguments, such as options and flags
Executable names, filenames, IRIX commands, manual and book titles, and new terms
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(Double quotation marks) References in text to document section titles
(Parentheses) Following IRIX commands, surround reference page (man page) section numbers
IRIX shell prompt for the superuser (root)
IRIX shell prompt for users other than superuser
These documents contain additional information that is related to BDSpro:
BDSpro Release Notes
IRIX Admin: Disks and Filesystems 007-2835-xxx
IRIX HIPPI Administrator's Guide 007-2229-xxx
ONC3/NFS Administrator's Guide 007-0850-xxx
See also the online reference pages (man pages): bds(1M), lmdd(1), mount(1M), exportfs(1M), fstab(4), xlv_assemble(1M), xlv_make(1M), fcntl(2), open(2), read(2), write(2), filesystems(4), and malloc(3C).
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