1.1 Introduction to NSS

The NSS file system and services provide visibility, a trustee access control model, multiple simultaneous name space support, native Unicode*, user and directory quotas, rich file attributes, multiple data stream support, event file lists, and a file salvage subsystem. These capabilities can help you effectively manage your shared file storage for any size of organization, scaling from small businesses to even the largest of organizations with hundreds of thousands of employees.

NSS volumes are cross-compatible between Linux and NetWare. You can mount an NSS data volume on either platform. In a mixed-platform cluster with Novell Cluster Services™, NSS volumes can fail over between Linux and NetWare, allowing for full data, trustee, and file system feature preservation when migrating data to Linux.

NSS devices and storage can be managed in the Web-based Novell iManager utility. NSS also supports third-party tools on both platforms for advanced data protection and management, virus scanning, and traditional archive and backup solutions.