Novell Filr Documentation Updates

April 2014

This document allows you to quickly see the most recent changes throughout the Novell Filr documentation.

1.0 Filr Overview Guide

This section summarizes the changes made to the guide since the initial release of Novell Filr 1.0.

November 2013

Chapter or Section Changed

Summary of Changes

Updating a Filr or Search Appliance in the How Filr Works–Overview Guide. Rights to Files and Folders in the How Filr Works–Overview Guide

Updated section to include information about how Filr roles map to NSS and NTFS file system rights, as well as information about Home folders and file attributes.

May 2013

Chapter or Section Changed

Summary of Changes

Updating a Filr or Search Appliance in the How Filr Works–Overview Guide.

Changed to more accurately reflect the process.

Various

Minor editing changes.

2.0 Filr Installation Guide

This section summarizes the changes made to the guide since the initial release of Novell Filr 1.0.

February 2014

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Update

Installing the Filr Appliance in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Installation and Configuration Guide.

Removed the requirement of increasing the boot partition (Hard Disk 1) to 100 GB during installation.

Setting Up Remote NFS for the Filr Data Storage Location in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

Provided more detailed instructions for how to set up remote NFS as the Filr data storage location on Linux.

VibeFilr Server Requirements in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

Added support for VMware vMotion.

December 2013

Location

Update

Installing the Filr Appliance in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

Added information about how to increase the amount of storage for the appliance’s boot partition (Hard Disk 1) when running Filr on VMware and Hyper-V.

Increasing the amount of storage for the boot partition on Xen is not possible.

November 2013

Location

Update

Managing Certificates in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

Added information about general certificate management.

VibeFilr Server Requirements in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

Added a statement recommending the use of VMware tools on the VMware host server.

October 2013

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Update

VibeFilr Server Requirements in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

Added support for VMware ESXi 5.5.x with the latest update

Search Index Appliance Storage and MySQL Database Appliance Storage in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

Updated recommended storage requirements for the search index and database appliances to include a minimum storage of 10 GB for the search index appliance and 25 GB for the database appliance (in addition to the recommended disk space per file that was previously documented).

Setting Aside a Filr Appliance for Re-Indexing and Net Folder Synchronization in a Clustered Environment in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

Added a section that describes how to set aside a Filr appliance to perform resource-intensive tasks, such as Net Folder synchronization and database re-indexing.

September 2013

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Update

Updating Filr in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

Added a reference to an instructional video that demonstrates the update process. The video is embedded in the HTML view of this document, and appears as a link in the PDF view.

3.0 Filr Administration Guide

This section summarizes the changes made to the guide since the initial release of Novell Filr 1.0.

November 2013

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Update

Planning the Synchronization Schedule in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide

Added section explaining the considerations to make when configuring a synchronization schedule for a Net Folder or Net Folder Server.

Setting Up Net Folders in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide

Added a video explaining planning considerations for Net Folders.

Rights Requirements for the Proxy User in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide

Changed format and added information for NTFS file systems.

October 2013

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Update

Generating the Root Certificate for Active Directory in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide

Added section describing how to import the root LDAP certificate for Active Directory.

Configuring MobileIron to Manage the Filr App in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide

Added section describing how to configure Filr with MobileIron.

Planning a Clustered Filr System to Support Net Folder Synchronization in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide

Added section describing the benefit of setting aside a separate Filr appliance to perform Net Folder synchronization.

Understanding Sharing in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide

Added information about how file system rights map to Filr rights in regard to sharing files and folders.

September 2013

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Update

Planning the Amount of Data to Synchronize in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide

Added section explaining the amount of data that can be synchronized to a Net Folder in a given amount of time.

4.0 Filr Hands-on Guide for Open Enterprise Server

This section summarizes the changes made to the guide since the initial release of Novell Filr.

June 7, 2013

Various

Renamed the VM download files and changed the download location and instructions associated with them.

5.0 Filr Hands-on Guide for Windows

This section summarizes the changes made to the guide since the initial release of Novell Filr 1.0.

No Changes Yet

6.0 Filr Desktop Application Quick Starts

This section summarizes the changes made to the quick starts since the initial release of Novell Filr.

April 2014

Filr Desktop Application for Windows Quick Start and the Filr Desktop Application for Mac Quick Start

You can now synchronize up to 10,000 files to your desktop when using the Filr 1.0.2 Desktop Application for Windows and Mac.

This is 10 times more files than was supported with the previous 1.0.1 version, which supported only 1,000 files.

March 2014

Updated documentation for the Filr desktop 1.0.2 release. This release includes the following improvements:

Filr Desktop Application for Windows Quick Start and the Filr Desktop Application for Mac Quick Start

End User Improvements:

  • Native share dialog

  • Native comments dialog

  • Native properties dialog

  • Performance and stability improvements

Configuring a Separate Web Server to Deploy the Filr Desktop Application and Updating the Filr Desktop Application in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide

Administrator Improvements:

  • Simplified process for making the Filr desktop application available from a separate web server.

  • Instructions for updating the Filr desktop application on the Filr server or on a separate web server.

  • Performance and stability improvements

 

Bug fixes.

7.0 Filr Mobile Quick Start

This section summarizes the changes made to the quick start since the initial release of Novell Filr.

January 2014

Updated documentation for the Filr mobile 1.0.3 release. This release includes the following improvements:

Configuring ZMM to Manage the Filr App in the Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide

ZMM support for managing the Filr Android app.

Novell Filr Mobile App Quick Start

iOS 7 updates.

 

An embedded PDF viewer for the Filr Android app.

 

Bug fixes.

December 2012

Novell Filr Mobile App Quick Start

Updated app store availability for Android to include the Samsung Knox Apps store.

8.0 New Documentation Deliverables

September 2013

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Update

Novell Filr 1.0.1 Deployment Quick Start

Added a Deployment Quick Start to direct Filr administrators’ attention to important procedures that are vital to setting up a functioning Filr system.

Filr 1.0.1 Hands-on Guide for Windows

Added a guide that walks you through setting up a Novell Filr with test users and data on a Windows/Active Directory network, and allows you to briefly explore Filr administration and user functionality.

Quick Start: Filr Hands-on for Windows

Added a quick start that contains abbreviated instructions for performing a brief evaluation of Novell Filr in a Microsoft Windows Active Directory environment.