Novell Archive and Version Services for OES 2 Linux provides benefits for the enterprise, IT administrators, and users.
Novell Archive and Version Services for OES 2 Linux offers two key benefits for the enterprise:
It provides a lower cost of management for IT departments by allowing users to self-restore files from an archive of interval-based file versions.
It provides a means to allow users to be more productive by allowing them to correct their own accidental deletions or file-modification mistakes.
For IT administrators, Novell Archive and Version Services for OES 2 Linux solves the problem of individual file recovery. No longer does the Help Desk need to deal with users asking for a particular file to be restored. This frees IT organizations to focus on more important solutions for the users and the company as a whole.
With Novell Archive and Version Services, the user controls the file recovery; there is no need to completely rebuild a file or to involve the IT department. Users can retrieve file versions from anywhere, at any time, using a Web browser and an active network or Internet connection.
Novell Archive and Version Services for OES 2 Linux offers many benefits for users:
The versioning process is transparent to users until they need to retrieve a previous version of a file. Versioning does not affect how applications behave and requires no action on the part of the user.
All security features and permissions of the source file are in effect for its file versions if the file versions are restored to an NSS volume on a OES 2 Linux server. Using NetStorage, users can also download a file version as a new file, without its prior rights and metadata, to other types of storage media, such as to their local workstations.
Versioning supports collaborative work environments where groups of users can create and modify shared files. The archive server allows a work group to properly select previous versions of files they are working on, based on who modified a file and the time stamp of the version.
Novell Archive and Version Services for OES 2 Linux uses Novell NetStorage to provide a Web-based interface to users for file version retrieval and restoration. Users can retrieve file versions from any workstation operating platform, including Microsoft Windows 2000/ XP, Windows Vista, Apple Macintosh, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 and SLED 10 SP1. All a user needs is a Web browser and an active network or Internet connection.
Novell Archive and Version Services for OES 2 Linux provides the NSS File Version Utility for Windows clients. Users can retrieve file versions and restore them from compatible Windows workstations.