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 that were created on NetWare are cross-compatible between Linux and NetWare. This allows you to use a mixed-platform cluster with Novell Cluster Services while converting a cluster from NetWare to Linux. 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 or with server-based management tools. NSS also supports third-party tools on both platforms for advanced data protection and management, virus scanning, and traditional archive and backup solutions.