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The Open Enterprise Server 2 Preview Extravaganza Edition

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November 20th, 2006 by

Product manager Jason Williams comes to the Novell Open Audio studio and talks Caitlin and Ted’s ears off about the next version of Open Enterprise Server. In fact, he talks so much that we can barely fit the intro and outro.

Time: 48:22
Size: 33.3 MB

Segment Times

  1. OES start: 2:12-27:44
  2. Shadow Volumes overview: 27:44-42:50

Links for this Episode:


Here’s a visual of some of the concepts for shadow volumes (click to open in a new window):

Funny Little (wo)Men Behind the Curtain:

  • Caitlin really wanted to re-do that interview because she felt like she didn’t help get enough clarity around shadow volumes. After reviewing, Ted thought it worked out great. (This is why people hate Ted.)
  • Notice how Erin is there for the intro, but not the interview. Thanks to the miracle of podcasting, now people can be astrally projected right into the space between our two earphones. Amazing.


Comment by David
2006-11-22 18:35:04

Great interview however Jason Williams says the NSS is open sourced under the GPL and can be freely downloaded and compiled. Is this really true? If so could you please post a link to the project as I cannot find any details by doing Novell and Google searches.

Comment by Chris Rolfe
2006-11-23 07:21:31

Really great podcast. OES2 just goes to show Novell is still as cutting edge as ever. Can’t wait to get my mits on the software.

Comment by Ian
2006-11-23 21:44:29

Great NOA episode.

Quick question that someone might be able to answer. How do shadow volumes compare to shadow copy in Server 2003?

2006-11-24 23:21:23

[…] *  The latest Novell Open Audio has just been released.  It touches on OES2(Cypres).  For all the NetWare admins facing a hardware crisis(I can’t order new Dell hardware to run NW), it sounds like NetWare 6.5 SP7 badged as OES2 running in a para-virtualized environment with Xen will help out in a big way.  I can’t wait to see it in action. […]

Comment by Wafaa
2006-11-27 15:02:21


I might have caught the wrong end of the stick but from my simple understanding Shadow Volumes and Shadow Copy are completely different. Shadow Volumes are volumes that “lurk in the shadows” ready to be accessed when required and Shadow Copy is effectively a poor man’s RSync running in the background.

Please don’t flame me – my wife lost my asbestos underwear.

Comment by Gordon Hilliard
2006-11-28 05:56:20

Very interesting, Caitlin was asking my questions! Great Interview

Comment by Jason Williams
2006-11-29 23:33:45

Hi Ian/Gordon,

“Shadow Volumes” is a working name for the functionality I described in the podcast. I will be updating my coolblog soon with a better overview of how it all works. Also a ‘proper’ name is in the works and will be unveiled soon 🙂

2007-03-19 14:06:49

[…] OES2 suona maledettamente simile a OS/2. Speriamo che questa volta vada meglio! Auguri Novell… addio Netware… qua e qua alcune informazioni in piu’. tags: oes2 […]

2007-03-28 12:30:55

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