4.2 Viewing Anomaly Reports

The GSR Collector can generate anomaly reports to identify issues that might need to be addressed before you create storage policies. The anomaly report, which is generated through data collected by the GSR Collector, lists potential problems according to seven different categories:

Tab Name


Orphan Candidates

Lists home directories that are not currently assigned to a User object in eDirectory.

Name Mismatch

Lists cases where a username and the associated home directory name do not match. This is frequently the case when a User object is renamed, but the corresponding home directory is not.

Path Overlap

List home directories that are parent paths of other user home directories. For example, a user’s home directory attribute in eDirectory is set to VOL1:\HOME\USERS instead of VOL1:\HOME\USERS\JBANKS. This is a potential conflict because if you move an object that resides in the first path, it moves all users below the user.

Duplicate Storage Pointer

Lists users that have identical home directory paths.

Missing Primary Folders

Lists users who do not have assigned home directories.

Missing Auxiliary Folders

Lists users that have auxiliary storage assigned, but the storage is not yet created.

Objects Not Managed

Lists users in eDirectory whose storage is presently not managed through Novell Storage Manager.

  1. In NSMAdmin, click the Reports tab.

  2. Click Anomaly Reports.

  3. Click the tab for the category you want to view.

    At this point, because none of your existing users are being managed through Novell Storage Manager, each user in eDirectory should be listed when you click the Objects Not Managed tab. Additionally, you might notice other potential problems by viewing data categorized through the other tabs.