7.3 Configuring or Viewing Archive Server Properties

The Archive Server Properties page displays the basic management information that applies to all jobs controlled by the selected archive server. The general server properties specify the storage location where the archive data (file versions) reside and whether to display the log using iManager at Archive Versioning > Archive Jobs> Log tab.

7.3.1 Accessing the Server Properties Page

To manage the archive server’s properties:

  1. In iManager, expand Archive Versioning, select Archive Server Properties, then click Properties.

  2. Select the archive server you want to manage, then wait for the page to refresh.

    For information, see Section 7.2, Configuring Archive Volume.

7.3.2 Setting Archive Server Properties

  1. On the Server Properties page, set the following server properties for the archive server:



    Volume Path

    Specifies the path to the volume on the archive server where the file versions are stored for retrieval by users. The directory can be the root of the volume or any other directory in the volume. For example, on OES 2 Linux, a Novell Storage Services volume path might be Ark:/archive. If you are setting up a clustered solution for the archive server using Novell Cluster Services, make sure to specify the volume and path to the virtual storage location.

    NOTE:The Archive volume name must always be in uppercase.

    Display server Archive Log entries

    By default, the archive server records the error, warning, and normal messages for all of its jobs in the Archive Log available at /var/opt/novell/arkManager/logs file.

    In iManager if the Display server Archive Log entries option is selected, the log messages are displayed at Archive Versioning > Archive Jobs > Log tab. This is the default setting

    If Display Archive Log Entries is deselected, the archive server does not print messages to the Log tab, but the messages are recorded in the log file.

    For information, see Section 8.5, Viewing the Archive Log.

  2. When you are done, click Apply to save your changes, or click Cancel at any time to discard them.

7.3.3 Viewing Authentication Properties

  1. On the Server Properties page, view the authentication information for Novell eDirectory and PostgreSQL that you configured using YaST.




    User Name Specifies the Novell eDirectory common name of the administrator user who has the appropriate rights to the original data location and to the archive data location. For example,


    The archive server administrator user must have supervisor rights to all servers being accessed by the selected archive server. The user must be in the same tree as the archive server and the primary server.


    Specifies authentication information about the PostgreSQL database for the Archive and Version Services server.

    User Name Specifies the administrator user of the PostgreSQL database.

    Port Specifies the port number to use for the archive database communications. Port 5432 is the default.

  2. When you are done, click Apply to save your changes, or click Cancel at any time to discard them.