1.7 New in Version 3.0

Open Enterprise Server 2 Hosted Engine

The Novell Storage Manager 3.0 for eDirectory NSM Engine runs exclusively on a Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 machine. For the first time, Novell Storage Manager for eDirectory has no NetWare dependencies or NetWare components. NetWare servers can still be managed by Novell Storage Manager by using the NSM Agent as a proxy agent.

Scheduling Tasks

Novell Storage Manager 3.0 for eDirectory lets administrators schedule file grooming and data collection from the GSR Collector (formerly known as the “Janitor”).

SQL Database

In previous versions of Novell Storage Manager for eDirectory, the policies were stored in eDirectory. Policies now reside as SQL database files in an SQLite database that is installed where the NSM Engine is installed. Additionally, the database is used for system cataloging.

Extending the Schema Is Not Always Mandatory

If you choose to not implement collaborative storage or auxiliary storage, you do not need to extend the eDirectory schema.

Evaluation License Limited Functionality

The 30-day evaluation license does not require you to extend the eDirectory schema. The evaluation license limits storage management to most of the user home folder management features in Novell Storage Manager 3.0 for eDirectory.


Upgrading from Novell Storage Manager 2.5x to 3.0 requires a migration from the 2.5x NSM to the 3.0 NSM Engine. A new Migration utility simplifies the migration.

Policy Associations

Multiple policies can now be assigned to an object concurrently.

Quota Management

Storage quota can now be set for collaborative storage folders. Quota managers are now assigned through the policy definition, rather than through eDirectory rights assignments.

Extended Character Set Support

Novell Storage Manager 3.0 for eDirectory supports extended character sets in eDirectory and the file system data.

64-Bit Components

The NSM Engine, Event Monitor, and NSM Agents are all available as 64-bit components. Each of these components are available as 32-bit components as well.