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Use Broadcast Command to Save Data in Emergencies

Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By Vivek Dharia

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Posted: 30 Apr 2003

If you ever get the call that something terrible is going to happen (like bombing in war time) or that an emergency condition exists (like a fire in your building), as a system administer your main duty is tell everybody who is logged in to the server to save their data and evacuate. You won't have the time to call every user who is logged in and instruct them to logout, shutdown the node, and run away.

Here's a quick and reliable way to get the word out to your NetWare server users. From the Novell server you just have to give the command "broadcast everybody" following the message. It will flash on those nodes who are logged in to the server, so users will logout from the server to save the valuable data.

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