Advantages of using a DFS
1. Remote information sharing :
A DFS allows a file to be transparently accessed by processes of any
node irrespective of the file’s location.
2. User mobility :
Allows a user to work on different nodes at different times without thenecessity of physically relocating the secondary storage devices.
3. Availability :
DFS normally keeps multiple copies of file to enhance availability incase of temporary failures. Both the existence of multiple copies andtheir locations are hidden from the clients.
4. Diskless workstation :
Disk drives more expensive than other parts of a workstation.A DFS with its transparent remote file accessing capability, allows theuse of diskless workstation in a system.