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 client commands and utilities:

2.1.1 Service Actions

The -logFileName option has been enhanced to include the log files for the standard pair engine, retention pair engine, and cloud engine. See Section 3.6.7, Display or Set the Logging Level for the Service and Engines.

2.1.2 Registration Actions

You can use the -dumpLicense option to dump the contents of the license if the product is registered. See Section 3.7.3, Dump the Contents of the License If the Product Is Registered.

2.1.3 Pair Actions

The following changes and enhancements were made for pair actions in the command line interface:

Pair Tiering on the Same Server

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 files from local storage to filers to cloud storage at different stages of the data life cycle. See Tier Data across Local Storage, Filers, and Cloud Storage in the Dynamic File Services 2.1 Administration Guide.

Retention Pair Reviewers

You can specify users and groups as reviewers for a retention pair when you create it. See the following options in Section 3.8.2, Add a Pair:

Add or Remove Retention Pair Reviewers

You can modify a retention pair to add or remove users and groups as reviewers. See the following options in Modify a Pair:

Modify a Pair

Use this option in combination with the options to add or remove reviewers for a retention pair. You can also modify the description for a pair. See Modify a Pair.

2.1.4 Policy Actions

The following changes and enhancements were made for policy actions in the command line interface:

File Content

The -fileContent option can be used with the -fileTypes option to additionally use the file content to determine which files to move. See -fileContent.

No Owner

The -noOwner option can be used to move ownerless files. See -noOwner.

2.1.5 Cloud Provider Actions

View a list of supported cloud providers and the types of credentials that each one requires. See Section 3.11, Cloud Providers Action.

2.1.6 Cloud Actions

Create, modify, delete, or list cloud accounts. See Section 3.12, Cloud Actions.

2.1.7 Pair Check Utility

The Synchronize Pair utility was renamed as the Pair Check utility. See Section 5.0, Dynamic File Services Pair Check Utility.