16.3 Move and Split Job Crash Persistence

The Move Volume and Split Volume jobs require a username and password when they are started. To permit automatic restarting of crashed operations, the username and password are stored (in encrypted form) in the job state database. The DFS Volume Manager keeps job state information in two files, named volmnchk.dat and volmnch2.dat. The files are stored in the /var/opt/novell/dfs/ directory.

The NICI calls LSSProtect and LSSUnprotect are used for the encryption, and the username and password are encrypted as a single field. The use name and password are stored in encrypted form both in memory and on disk, and only decrypted (into a temporary buffer) when needed.