7.2 Understanding Collaborative Storage Template Folders

When you created user home folder policies in Section 5.0, Managing User Home Folders, a field in the Provisioning Options page let you indicate the path to a template for provisioning folder structure and content in the home folder.

For collaborative storage management, you can also indicate a template path for provisioning and folder structure within the collaborative managed path. When Novell Storage Manager creates a collaborative managed path for a group, Novell Storage Manager examines the policy to determine if a template has been defined and, if so, it copies the contents of the template directory along with all attributes, trustee assignments, and quotas.

If you want to enable quota management for collaborative storage folders, the folders must have the following characteristics:

  • Be located on servers running either Windows Server 2008 or above

  • Have a firewall exception for the Remote File Server Resource Manager

Unlike user home folders, collaborative disk space managed by Novell Storage Manager is dynamic in that the member attributes of Group objects are monitored so that the addition and deletion of members can have a direct impact on the structure of the individual file system of a group as well as the rights given within the structure.