This section describes enhancements to the Novell Distributed File Services for the initial release of OES 2 as compared to the DFS capabilities in OES 1 SP2 Linux and OES 1 SP2 NetWare (NetWare 6.5 SP6).
Novell Distributed File Services (DFS) for OES 2 supports Novell Storage Services (NSS) volumes on OES 2 Linux in addition to OES 2 NetWare and NetWare® 6.5 SP7.
The following DFS enhancements are available on both the Linux and NetWare platforms:
A DFS junction can point to a directory on the target volume. Previously, junctions could point only to the root of a volume. Some restrictions apply. For details, see Section 8.1.1, Supported Combinations for Junctions.
The target volume for a junction can be an NSS volume on the following platforms:
OES 2 Linux
OES 2 NetWare (same as NetWare 6.5 SP7)
OES 1 SP2 Linux
OES 1 SP2 NetWare (same as NetWare 6.5 SP6)
The target volume for a junction can be an NCP™ volume (an NCP share on an Ext3 or Reiser file system) on an OES 2 Linux server.
The Novell Distributed File Services (DFS) plug-in for Novell iManager 2.7 allows you to create a DFS management context and manage its Volume Location Database (VLDB) and services.
The following enhancements are available for the Distributed File Services role for Novell iManager 2.7:
Create and manage the DFS management context and its replica sites.
Manage VLDB Services and the VLDB.
Create, delete, or rename junctions.
Set file system trustees and trustee rights for a DFS junction and its target location.
Copy file system trustees and trustee rights between the junction and its target location.
Manage move volume and split volume jobs.