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Dean Giles

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The Complete Works of Dean

09 Nov 2007
Linux Add Volume
This tool creates a volume on a previously created Linux NSS Pool.

09 Nov 2007
Enabling NSS xattr on OES
NSS pools contain metadata such as trustees and extended attributes not found on other Linux file systems. Dean Giles explains how to enable NSS xattr on OES so the specialized metadata can be preserved by standard Linux xattr APIs.

06 Nov 2007
Linux Activate Pool Snapshot
This tool activates a previously created Linux NSS Pool Snapshot.

06 Nov 2007
Linux Deactivate Pool Snapshot
This tool deactivates a previously activated Linux NSS Pool Snapshot.

06 Nov 2007
Linux Get Pool Snapshot Info
This tool retrieves detailed information about a specified Linux NSS Pool Snapshot.

07 Aug 2007
Linux List Pool Snapshots
This tool lists Linux NSS Snapshot pools.

07 Aug 2007
Linux Add Pool
This tool creates an NSS pool on a specified device.

07 Aug 2007
Linux Remove Pool Snapshot
This tool deletes a specified NSS pool Snapshot.

07 Aug 2007
Linux Add Pool Snapshot
This tool creates a Linux NSS pool Snapshot on a specified device.

20 Jul 2007
How to put a Linux SMDR in NetWare Mode or in Dual Mode
When adding Linux servers to your network you may find that you need to back them up from a NetWare server. Here's a tip from Dean Giles that shows you how to put a Linux SMDR in NetWare mode or in Dual mode so you can backup a Linux server from NetWare.

11 May 2007
NW Get File Time Info
This tool returns the stored times for all metadata. (ie. creation, modified, archived, accessed and metadata modified time).

24 Apr 2007
NW Ping Epoch
This perl script pings an inactive Epoch to prevent it from being removed.

24 Apr 2007
NW Reset Event List
This utility will remove all Event File List (EFL) Event Epochs, both active and used, for a specified NSS volume.

24 Apr 2007
NW Start Event Epoch
This utility will start a new active Event File List (EFL) Event Epoch for a specified NSS volume.

24 Apr 2007
NW Stop Event Epoch
This perl script will stop the current Event File List (EFL) Event Epoch for a specified NSS volume.

24 Apr 2007
NW File Event List
This utility creates a list of modified files for a specific EFL epoch on a specified NSS volume.

19 Apr 2007
NW Activate Pool Snapshot
This Perl script activates a specified pool snapshot.

16 Apr 2007
NW List Pool Snapshot
This Perl script lists pool snapshots on a server.

30 Mar 2007
Enabling the Debug Options in TSAFS on NetWare
Dean Giles explains how to put TSAFS in debug mode on NetWare so you can get a debug log.

22 Feb 2007
NW Remove Pool Snapshot
This Perl script deletes a pool snapshot.

31 Jan 2007
NW Add Pool Snapshot
This Perl script creates a snapshot (snapName) of a (pool) and designates another pool (snapPoolName) as a snapshot data repository.

31 Jan 2007
Linux Get File Trustees
This Perl script lists the file trustees, and users' effective rights.

31 Jan 2007
Linux Set File IDs
This Perl script sets the creator, archiver, modifier, and metaDataModifier of a specified NSS file to an eDir user with the format .CN=user.O=organization.T=TREE_NAME.

30 Jan 2007
Linux Get File IDs
This perl script allows a user to see the creator, archiver, modifier, and metaDataModifier of an NSS file.

05 Jan 2007
Get NetWare File Attributes
This perl script lists standard information about a file including the attributes that are set.

04 Jan 2007
Set MetaData Archive Bit
This perl script allows a user to set or clear the metadata archive bit on a specified NSS file.

04 Jan 2007
Get Linux File Attributes
This perl script lists standard information about a file including the attributes that are set.

04 Jan 2007
Get NSS Pool Info
This perl script lists detailed information about the NSS pool.

03 Jan 2007
Get NDS Name
This Perl script returns what the eDirectory name is for an existing NSS storage pool.

03 Jan 2007
Remove EFL Epoch
This perl script removes an EFL epoch and its file event list.

19 Dec 2006
Linux Ping Epoch
Pings an inactive Epoch to prevent it from being removed.

18 Dec 2006
NW Remove Event Epoch
This perl script removes and EFL epoch and its file event list.

18 Dec 2006
NW List Epochs
This perl script Lists all EFL epochs for an NSS Volume on a NetWare Server.

18 Dec 2006
Linux Get Inactive Epoch Interval
Perl Script for getting the interval length that an inactive epoch will remain on the system before being removed.

01 Dec 2006
Display netware.metadata File Attribute with xattr APIs
Retrieve and display the data kept in the NetWare.metadata extended attribute on an NSS file on a Linux server.

01 Dec 2006
List Extended Attributes with xattr APIs
List extended attributes on NSS files on a Linux Server.

29 Nov 2006
Change Event Epoch
Stop an existing active EFL epoch and start a new active epoch for a specified NSS volume.

29 Nov 2006
Reset Event List
Remove all Event File List Epochs and reset EFL completely.

28 Nov 2006
Start Event Epoch
Start a new active Event File List (EFL) Event Epoch for a specified NSS volume.

28 Nov 2006
List File Events
List files that have had changes to file data or metadata during a specified time called an Epoch.

28 Nov 2006
Stop EFL Event Epoch
Stop the current Event File List (EFL) Event Epoch for a specified NSS volume.

28 Nov 2006
Linux Add Trustee
Perl Script for adding a trustee with scan rights to an NSS file.

21 Nov 2006
List all EFL Epochs
List all EFL epochs for an NSS Volume on a Linux Server.

17 Nov 2006
Linux List All Files
Utility for listing all files on an NSS Volume on a Linux Server.

10 Nov 2006
NSS Volume lister for Linux
List all NSS Volumes on an OES Linux Server.

09 Nov 2006
NSS Pool lister for Linux
List all NSS Pools on an OES Linux Server.

09 Nov 2006
Linux Device Lister
List devices on an OES Linux Server which have NSS installed.

08 Nov 2006
Debugging SMDR on NetWare
If remote servers can't be seen, or connections cannot be made to remote servers, it is possible that SMDR is at fault. Dean Giles shares a tip on how to put SMDR into debug mode so you can get the debug log file.

28 Apr 2006
How to put SMDR into Debug Mode on Linux
Dean Giles shares a tip on how to put SMDR into debug mode on Linux so you can get a debug log.

20 Apr 2006
Enabling the Debug Options in TSAFS on OES Linux
If you've had problems backing up on OES Linux and need information about what might be failing, check out this tip from Dean Giles. He explains how to put TSAFS in debug mode so you can get a debug log.

03 Feb 2006
Big File Creator
Creates large files on NSS volumes, even larger than 4GB.

12 Jan 2006
Adding Storage to a Mixed NetWare/Linux Cluster
Dean Giles explains how to add storage to a mixed NetWare/Linux cluster so it's detected by the other OS.

21 Dec 2005
Extended Attribute Space
Script for populating extended attribute space in files.

09 Dec 2005
Make ASCII Files
Script for creating ASCII and extended ASCII files.

08 Dec 2005
List Meta-Data Archive
Lists files with the meta-data archive bit set.

07 Dec 2005
Restoring Queue Objects
Here's a quick tip by Novell's Dean Giles on a way to avoid failures when restoring queue objects.

05 Dec 2005
List TSA Utility
List the SMDRs and TSAs available and test the connections to both on a server.

02 Dec 2005
Volume lister
Lists 255 possible volumes and their names.


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