4.3 Running Consistency Check Reports on Existing Storage

When Novell Storage Manager is installed, you need to analyze and correct any issues that might exist in the current user storage environment. Issues might include missing storage quotas, inconsistent home folder attributes, inconsistent home folder rights, missing home folders, and inconsistent file paths. Storage analysis begins by running consistency check reports on existing user storage prior to creating and implementing storage policies.

In addition to reporting on storage issues, consistency check reports let you review current quota assignments and can help you in designing and planning storage policies.

  1. In NSMAdmin, click the Main tab.

  2. Click Storage Management.

  3. In the left pane, browse through the domain so that an organizational unit with the users for whom you want to generate the consistency check report is displayed in the right pane.

  4. In the right pane, right-click the container and select User Actions > Consistency Check.

  5. Click Run and view the results in the bottom panel.

  6. Click Expand to expand the view.

    Because none of the users are currently managed through Novell Storage Manager, each user has a Management status of Not Managed. Additionally, there are no established storage quotas and there might be inconsistent directory attributes, rights, flags, and file paths, along with various warnings or errors that you can mouse over to view the specifics.

    To export a consistency check report for printing, see Section 10.2.1, Consistency Check Reports.