13.4 Configuring and Maintaining Storage

13.4.1 Managing Directories and Files

To learn about managing directories and files on an OES 11 SP2 server, see Understanding Directory Structures in Linux POSIX File Systems in the OES 11 SP2: File Systems Management Guide.

13.4.2 Managing NSS

Use the links in Table 13-3 to find information on the many management tasks associated with NSS volumes.

Table 13-3 NSS Management

Category/Feature

Description

Link

Archive and Version Services

Use Archive and Version Services with NSS volumes to save interval-based copies of files that can be conveniently restored by administrators and users.

OES 11 SP2: Novell Archive and Version Services Administration Guide

Compression

Conserve disk space and increase the amount of data a volume can store.

Managing Compression on NSS Volumes in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Console Commands

Manage NSS volumes in an OES terminal console via the NSS Console (nsscon) utility.

You can also issue Novell Linux Volume Manager (NLVM) command line commands at the console prompt and in scripts.

NSS Commands and NSS Utilities in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Distributed File Services (DFS)

Use DFS junctions to transparently redirect data requests, split volumes while maintaining transparent access, and quickly move volume data to another volume.

OES 11 SP2: Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide for Linux

Encryption

Create and manage encrypted NSS volumes that make data inaccessible to software that circumvents normal access control.

Managing Encrypted NSS Volumes in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Hard Links

Create multiple names for a single file in the same or multiple directories in an NSS volume.

Managing Hard Links in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Monitoring

Monitor NSS file systems.

Monitoring the Status of the NSS File System and Services in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Multipath Support on Linux

Use Linux Device Mapper Multipath I/O tools to manage the dynamic, multiple, redundant connection paths between a Linux server and its external storage devices.

Managing Multipath I/O to Devices in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Novell Linux Volume Manager

NLVM provides a command line interface that lets you manage the NSS file system at a terminal console or by using a script. It also provides APIs that are used by the NSSMU and iManager storage management tools.

OES 11 SP2: NLVM Reference

Partitions

Manage partitions on NSS volumes.

Managing Partitions in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Pools

Create and manage NSS pools.

Managing NSS Pools in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Pool Move

You can move the contents of a pool from one location to another on the same system. The destination location can be made up of one or multiple devices. If the new location is larger than the original location, the pool is automatically expanded after the move is complete.

Mount in the OES 11 SP2: NLVM Reference

Moving a Pool in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Quotas

Set space restrictions for users and directories to control storage usage.

Managing Space Quotas for Volumes, Directories, and Users in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Salvage subsystem

Use the salvage subsystem to make deleted files and directories available for undelete or purge actions.

Salvaging and Purging Deleted Volumes, Directories, and Files in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Tools

Learn about the various tools available to manage NSS volumes, the tool capabilities, and how to use them.

Management Tools for NSS in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Troubleshooting

Troubleshoot NSS on OES and NetWare 6.5 SP8.

Troubleshooting the NSS File System in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

File System Trustees and Attributes

Control user access to data by setting trustees, trustee rights, and inherited rights filters for files. Control file behavior by setting file and folder attributes.

Configuring File System Trustees, Trustee Rights, Inherited Rights Filters, and Attributes in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Volumes

Create and manage NSS volumes in NSS pools.

Managing NSS Volumes in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

13.4.3 Optimizing Storage Performance

See Tuning NSS Performance in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux.