file maintenance


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file maintenance

[′fīl ‚mānt·ən·əns]
(computer science)
Data-processing operation in which a master file is updated on the basis of one or more transaction files.

file maintenance

(1) The periodic updating of master files. For example, adding/deleting employees and customers, making address changes and changing product prices. It does not refer to daily transaction processing and batch processing (order processing, billing, etc.). The terms file maintenace and "file management" are used synonymously. See file management.

(2) The periodic reorganization of the disk drives. Data that is continuously updated becomes physically fragmented over the disk space and requires regrouping. An optimizing program is run (daily, weekly, etc.) that rewrites all files contiguously. See defragment.
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