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File I/O in Clustered Environment

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Joined: Dec 05, 2004
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Dear All,

I would like to start discussion on solution patterns to the following problem.

In a load balanced,clustered and heighly secureed environment, how can a web application allow File I/O. I mean how can files be created and accessed by users in a transperant way.

Let us ignore the following solutions from the possibles and discuss the solution patterns.

1) Files should not be used
2) File/Content has to be managed in a sharable folder or accessible data source(database etc) to all nodes in the cluster.
[ February 13, 2005: Message edited by: Bhanu Jasthi ]

Thanks,<br />Bhanu<br />SCEA Step-I<br />SCBCD for J2EE 1.3<br />SCJP1.4
Arto Pastinen
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Joined: Dec 13, 2002
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I think that it will be part of your EA certification.

There should be somekind external storage, what all nodes will going to use. Like somekind shared harddisk, etc.
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