33.12 Problems Moving NetWare 6.5 NSS Pools to NetWare 6.0 Servers

NetWare 6.5 SP3 and earlier data pools are normally compatible for clustering purposes with NetWare 6.0, both backwards and forwards. The Media Manager changed between NetWare 6.0 and the initial release 6.5, but the media format is the same through NetWare 6.5 SP3. In NetWare 6.5 SP4 and later, you can optionally upgrade the NSS media format for enhanced hard links support.

If you move a device from the NetWare 6.5 SP3 or earlier server to a NetWare 6.0 server, and if you can see the NetWare 6.5 pool on the disk, but cannot activate it on your NetWare 6.0 server, the most likely causes might be a name conflict or that the pool was mirrored.

If you have upgraded the media format for hard links on a NetWare 6.5 SP4 or later server, you cannot move its NSS pool to a NetWare 6.0 server, or to any platform where the enhanced media format is not supported.