10.1 Benefits of Configuring Archive and Version Service for High Availability

Novell Archive and Version Services provides a convenient and cost-effective way for individual users to instantly restore previous versions of modified, renamed, or deleted network files. If for some reason the Archive and Version service is not accessible, clients lose their ability to retrieve archived versions of their files. The Archive service is automatically started, stopped, and restarted on different servers in the cluster by Novell Cluster Services. Hence, running Archive and Version Services in a cluster environment is beneficial as Archive service is highly available and you can retrieve the versions of files even if the Archive server is unavailable on a particular node.

Before you attempt to implement this solution, familiarize yourself with how Cluster Services works. For information, see the OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide.