1.1 Client CLI and Utilities

The following table describes the commands and utilities that you can use to create and manage Dynamic File Services pairs and policies.




The DynamicFS CLI application allows you to create and manage pairs and policies on the server by issuing commands in the Administrator Command Prompt console. The application runs only when you issue a command.

For information, see Section 3.0, Using Client Commands for Pair and Policy Management.

The application is DswCli.exe.

Configuration Dump

The DynamicFS Configuration Dump utility aggregates information about the current DynamicFS server settings for pairs, policies, and logs, and puts it an output file in XML format. This tool is available to help with troubleshooting when working with Novell Support.

For information, see Section 6.0, Dynamic File Services Configuration Dump Utility.

The application is DswDump.exe.

File System Inventory

The DynamicFS File System Inventory utility automatically runs a Pair History Scan on a pair each day at 4:00 a.m. by default. It scans the pairs to gather metadata information about the data stored on the primary and secondary locations, such as the file sizes, number of files, and file types.

The time and frequency of pair history scanning is configurable. For information, see Scheduling the Pair History Scan in the Dynamic File Services 2.2 Administration Guide.

The DynamicFS Service controls when the File System Inventory runs. The application is DswInventory.exe.

Pair Check

The DynamicFS Pair Check utility is used to detect duplicate files in the pair structure or to detect folders with attribute or ACL permission differences. It can generate reports in CSV and XML format.

The primary and secondary locations are rarely out of synchronization. Such conditions might occur, for example, after recovering files in the two locations from backup media.

For information, see Section 5.0, Dynamic File Services Pair Check Utility.

The application is DswPairCheck.exe.