4.1 iManager and the Files and Folders Plug-In

iManager is a web browser-based tool used for configuring, managing, and administering eDirectory objects on your network.

4.1.1 Files and Folders Plug-In Quick Reference

The Files and Folders plug-in for iManager 2.7 (or later) provides the Files and Folders role in Roles and Tasks. It is also integrated in iManager as the View Objects option in the iManager toolbar. File browsing in iManager is available for file systems that have a Volume object defined in eDirectory, such as for NSS volumes on Linux and for NCP volumes on Linux.

The Files and Folders Manager NPM file (fileman.npm) is automatically installed in iManager. For information about installing NPM files for iManager, see Downloading and Installing Plug-in Modules in the NetIQ® iManager Administration Guide.

The Files and Folders plug-in for iManager provides the tasks described in this section. All of the tasks and actions that are available under the Files and Folders role are also available from the View Objects tree view.

Delete

Delete a file or folder on an NSS volume or an NCP volume (NCP share on Ext3, XFS, or Reiser file systems) on Linux.

Deleted Files

Salvage or purge deleted files only for NSS volumes where the volume’s Salvage attribute is enabled.

Other NSS volume settings determine how long deleted files and directories are retained for salvage or purge actions. For information about configuring salvage and purge behavior for NSS volumes, see Salvaging and Purging Deleted Volumes, Directories, and Files in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux.

Download

Select and download a file from an NSS volume or NCP volume to a specified location on your local drive or mapped network drive.

Move to Folder

Move a file or folder on an NSS volume or NCP volume to a different directory in the same volume.

New Folder

Create a folder on an NSS volume or NCP volume.

Properties

Add, remove, or modify file system trustees, trustee rights, and file attributes settings for files and folders.

Table 4-1 Properties Tasks

Tab

Task Description

Information

View information about a selected file or directory, such as:

  • Current size

  • Time stamps for when the file was created, modified, accessed, and archived

  • File attributes

View or modify the file or folder owner for an NSS volume. (You must be logged in as an administrator user of the server.)

View or modify a directory quota. Directory quotas management is available only for NSS volumes where the volume’s Directory Quotas attribute is enabled.

Rights

View, add, or remove file system trustees for a selected file or directory.

View, grant, or revoke file system trustee rights for trustees of the selected file or directory.

View or modify the inherited rights filter for a selected file or directory.

Inherited Rights

View or modify the inherited rights filters at every level of the path for a selected file or directory.

View the effective rights for the selected file or directory.

Rename

Rename a file or folder on an NSS volume or NCP volume.

Upload

Upload a specified file from your local drive or a mapped network drive to a specified location on an NSS volume or NCP volume.

4.1.2 Accessing iManager

  1. Launch a web browser.

  2. Click File > Open, then enter

    https://server-IP-address/nps/iManager.html
    

    The URL is case sensitive. Replace server-IP-address with the actual server DNS name or IP address. For example:

    https://192.168.1.1/nps/iManager.html
    

    The iManager Login page opens.

  3. Use your administrator user name and password to log in to the eDirectory tree that contains the server you want to manage.

    In iManager, you can access only the roles and tasks you are authorized to manage. For full access to all available iManager features, you must log in as Supervisor of the tree.

    To modify file or folder ownership on an NSS volume, log in as a user with the Write right to the NCP Server object. Usually, this is the administrator user or a user with rights equivalent to the administrator user. This user must additionally be assigned as a trustee of the file or folder and have the Access Control and Write trustee rights for it.

4.1.3 Using the Files and Folders Role in iManager

  1. Access iManager, then log in to the eDirectory tree where the server you want to manage resides.

    For information, see Section 4.1.2, Accessing iManager.

  2. In Roles and Tasks, expand the Files and Folders role to reveal its main tasks:

    • Delete

    • Deleted Files (Salvage or purge deleted files on an NSS volume where the Salvage attribute is enabled)

    • Download

    • Move to Folder

    • New Folder

    • Properties

    • Rename

    • Upload

  3. Select a task from the list.

  4. Use one of the following methods to select a file or folder in the tree where you are logged in:

    • Click the Search icon to open the eDirectory Object Selector dialog box. Browse or search the list to locate the file or folder you want to manage, then click the object’s name link.

    • Click the Object History icon to select a file or folder that you have recently managed.

    The file or folder must be on a server that is in the same eDirectory tree where you are currently logged in.

  5. Wait for iManager to retrieve information about that file or folder and display the appropriate information to the task page you are in.

    It might take several seconds to retrieve the information, depending on the size and complexity of your storage solution.

  6. Complete the information required for the action.

  7. Click OK to perform the action, or click Cancel to abandon the changes.

4.1.4 Using the Tree, Browse or Search View in iManager

The Files and Folders plug-in is also integrated in the Tree, Browse, and Search view of a server’s eDirectory objects in the left pane. You can browse to locate the Volume object of interest, then perform actions on them.

  1. Access iManager, then log in to the eDirectory tree where the server you want to manage resides.

    For information, see Section 4.1.2, Accessing iManager.

  2. Click the View Objects icon in the iManager toolbar to view the Tree, Browse, and Search view of a server’s eDirectory objects in the left pane.

  3. Use any of the following methods to locate the file or folder of interest:

    • In the Tree view, navigate the tree to locate the volume of interest, then a Volume object to see the hierarchical file system tree view of the volume's folders and files.

      Click the plus (+) or minus (-) icon next to a directory name to expand or collapse the view of its subdirectories.

    • In the Browse view, select a server, volume, or folder to see a list of its folders and files beneath that object in the right pane.

    • In the Search view, find a volume to see a list of its folders and files beneath that object in the right pane.

  4. Perform any of the following tasks:

    Task

    Action to Perform

    Create a folder

    Select New > New Folder, specify the folder name, then click OK twice.

    Delete a file or folder

    Select the check box next to the file or folder, click Delete, then click OK.

    Download a file

    Select the check box next to the file that you want to download, select Actions > Download, browse to select the folder on a local drive or a mapped drive where you want to save the file, then click OK to download the file.

    Move a file or folder to a different folder on the same volume

    Select the check box next to the file or folder, click Edit, browse to select the file or folder to move, select the target folder in the same volume, then click OK.

    Rename a file or folder

    Select the check box next to the file or folder, click New > Rename, browse to select the file or folder to rename, specify the new name, then click OK twice.

    Salvage or purge deleted files

    Select the check box next to the folder on an NSS volume where the Salvage attribute is enabled, select Actions > Deleted Files to view a list of deleted files, select the files of interest, click Salvage or Purge, then click OK.

    Upload a file

    Select the check box next to the folder where you want to upload the file, select Actions > Upload, browse to select the file from a local drive or a mapped drive, then click OK to upload the file.

    View or modify the properties of a file or folder

    Select the check box next to the file or folder, select Actions > Properties, modify the Information, Rights, or Inherited Rights, then click OK twice.