Implicit vs. explicit directories

In ObjectStore (NS4), directories can exist in one of two forms:

  • Explicit Directory: This is an actual, physical directory that you have created in a storage group.
  • Implicit Directory: This refers to a directory within a path that has not been physically created. For example, during upload of a file, non-existent subdirectories can be specified in the target path. ObjectStore (NS4) creates these as “implicit.” While the directories do not physically exist, the noted path will be connected with the uploaded file.
Note: Once all files associated with an implicit directory are deleted, the directory "disappears," (it no longer exists) because it is effectively empty.