2.1 What’s New for Dynamic File Services 2.1

In addition to bug fixes, Novell Dynamic File Services 2.1 provides the following new features and changes for the Service and management tools:

2.1.1 Administration

2.1.2 Service

2.1.3 Pairs

  • Pair Tiering: Dynamic File Services allows you to tier your storage solution by using the secondary path of a standard pair as the primary path of a retention pair. The standard pair and retention pair can reside on the same or different server. Previously, tiering was allowed only if the standard pair and retention pair were on different Dynamic File Services servers.

    Pair tiering can be used to move data from local storage to filers to cloud storage at different stages of its life cycle. See Section 1.1.5, Tier Data across Local Storage, Filers, and Cloud Storage.

  • Cloud Storage: You can specify a path on cloud storage as the secondary path of a retention pair.

  • Retention Pair Reviewers: You can use the Reviewers tab in a retention pair’s Properties dialog box to add and remove reviewers for pair. See Section 12.2.1, Adding or Removing Reviewers for a Retention Pair.

2.1.4 Policies

  • Policy Database: The policy database definitions and associations are now managed in a single database file. The default location is:

    C:\Program Data\Dynamic File Services\Policies\DswPolicyDatabase_v2.xml

    When you upgrade to version 2.1, your existing policy database files are consolidated into this single file. Any policies saved in the Snapshots folder are also converted to the new database format.

  • Use File Content to Determine Type: For a File Types policy, you can determine file types based on actual file content format. See File Types.

  • Moving Ownerless Files: A {No owners} entry is available in the Select a User browser dialog box for the File Owners policy option. See File Owners.

  • File Types Configuration File: The following changes were made to the definitions in the DswFileTypes.cfg file:

    • The application category is used for non-binary application files.

    • The octet-stream category is used for binary, executable files, such as .dll, .exe, and .bin.

  • MIME Types Configuration File: The DswMimeTypes.cfg file allows you to add, remove, or modify MIME type mappings to file extensions. For information, see Section 9.3.3, Configuring MIME Types and Categories for the Content Filter.

2.1.5 Cloud

2.1.6 Retention Reviews

2.1.7 Notification Service

The following event types have been added to the Notification Service events:

  • Pair Modified

  • Cloud Account Created

  • Cloud Account Deleted

  • Cloud Account Modified

  • Cloud Path Included in a Pair

  • Change Logging Options

If you upgrade, these events are deselected by default. After the server restart, you can configure these events for email addresses and Twitter accounts. For information, see Section 6.6, Configuring the Notification Service.

2.1.8 Audit Tracking Service

The following event types have been added to Audit Tracking events:

  • Pair Modified

  • Cloud Account Created

  • Cloud Account Deleted

  • Cloud Account Modified

  • Cloud Path Included in a Pair

  • Change Logging Options

If you upgrade, these events are deselected by default. After the server restart, you can configure these events for audit tracking. For information, see Section 6.5, Configuring Audit Tracking Events.