1.0 Overview of the NetWare Traditional File System

The NetWare® Traditional File System (Traditional) provides legacy storage and file system management for Novell® Open Enterprise Server NetWare.

The Novell Storage Services™ File System (NSS) provides the primary system for storage and file management for NetWare. The NetWare operating system and its extensions are installed on an NSS pool and volume, named sys. For information, see Comparison of NSS on NetWare and the NetWare Traditional File System in the Novell Storage Services File System Administration Guide for OES.

IMPORTANT:You can optionally use the Traditional volumes on the same server with your NSS volumes. However, if you are planning to implement Apple* File Protocol (AFP), Network File System (NFS), or Common Internet File System (CIFS) for this server, you must use the NSS file system, not the Traditional file system for your system volume and for any data volumes that use these protocols. For information, see OES Native File Access Protocols Guide.

To upgrade your Traditional volumes to NSS volumes, see Upgrading Legacy NSS Volumes and NetWare Traditional Volumes to NSS on NetWare Volumes in the Novell Storage Services File System Administration Guide for OES.

This section discusses the following key concepts: