A method and apparatus for reconfiguring a file or logical volume stored on a magnetic disk storage system for optimal performance. The magnetic disk storage system contains a cache volume constituted as free storage. When appropriate, a file can be copied from its normal storage location to the cache volume with a different format to optimize the file for subsequent operations. After such operations are complete, the file can be transferred from the cache volume back to the normal storage location in the original format.
|G06F 12/ 08 A I
|Published - 19 Sep 2000