1.1 Novell Storage Services File System

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 provides the Novell Storage Services™ (NSS) file system for both the NetWare® and Linux platforms. Its many features and capabilities include visibility, a trustee access control model, multiple simultaneous names pace support, native Unicode*, user and directory quotas, rich file attributes, multiple data stream support, event file lists, and a file salvage sub-system. These features can help you effectively manage your shared file storage for any size organization, scaling management of the system for even the largest of organizations with hundreds of thousands of employees.

NSS volumes are cross-compatible between OES 2 platforms. You can migrate your existing NSS volumes from NetWare to OES 2 Linux. For information, see Cross-Platform Issues for NSS Volumes in the NW 6.5 SP8: NSS File System Administration Guide.

Mixed-platform clusters are supported for temporary scenarios where you are converting a cluster from NetWare to Linux. In a mixed-platform cluster, NSS volumes that were created on NetWare can fail over between kernels, allowing for full data and file system feature preservation when converting clusters to Linux. However, you cannot SAN boot cross-platform. For information, see Converting NetWare 6.5 Clusters to OES 2 Linux in the OES 2 SP2: Novell Cluster Services 1.8.7 for Linux Administration Guide.

You can manage all storage management functions in the Web-based Novell iManager utility and the console-based NSS Management utility. NSS also supports third-party tools on both kernels for advanced data protection and management, virus scanning, and traditional archive and backup solutions.

For information, see the NW 6.5 SP8: NSS File System Administration Guide