Definition

storage container

Part of the Storage management glossary:

A storage container is a defined, specific location in high-volume storage. It resembles a folder (or directory) in a computer's file system, although there are some differences in the way files are handled.

A storage container can exist only at the highest level; it cannot have "subcontainers" as a computer folder can have subfolders. A container cannot be deleted without removing all the files in it first. In addition, a container cannot be directly renamed. In order to change the name of a container, first all of its files must be removed, the empty container must be deleted, a new container must be created with the new name, and finally the files must be uploaded into the new container.

This was last updated in May 2013
Contributor(s): Stan Gibilisco
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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