C.0 Glossary

Associated policy: A policy specifically assigned to a container, group, or user through the Associations settings in the Policy Editor.

Auxiliary policy: A policy associated with a User Home Folder policy that creates auxiliary storage for a user (along with the user home folder that is created from a User Home Folder policy) when a new user is created in eDirectory.

Backfill operation: Previous terminology for what is now known as a “Management Action.”

Blocking policy: A policy designed to block other Novell Storage Manager policies from affecting members of organizational units, members of groups, or even individual users.

Consistency check: This Management Action notifies you of inconsistencies or potential problems pertaining to user and group storage being managed through Novell Storage Manager. These potential problems might be missing storage quotas, inconsistent directory attributes, missing home directories, inconsistent file paths, and more.

Container: An eDirectory object that can contain another object. The term “container” can refer to either an Organization (O) object, or an Organizational Unit (OU) object.

Collaborative storage: A shared storage area where a group of people in an organization can collaborate by accessing files. Novell Storage Manager lets you easily create collaborative storage areas through collaborative storage policies that you can assign to Group objects or to an organizational unit.

Deferred delete event: The scheduled deletion of a managed path, but has not yet taken place because the number of days in the Cleanup Storage parameter of the policy has not been met.

Dynamic Template Processing: Within Novell Storage Manager, the process that creates personal folders in a collaborative storage folder.

Effective policy: A policy that is applied by default to a group, user, or subcontainer when no associated policy is specifically assigned.

Enumeration operation: The process of locating and displaying all objects.

Managed Path: A location that Novell Storage Manager manages in an automated fashion for any of the following: Home folder, Collaborative storage (group and container), and Auxiliary storage.

Management Action: A manual action that allows you to enact a setting from a policy on existing users.

NSMAdmin: The management interface for Novell Storage Manager.

Personal folder: A user-specific folder in a collaborative storage area.

Policy: Rules and settings within Novell Storage Manager that indicate what storage-specific actions to enact when an event in eDirectory takes place. These actions include creating user storage when a new user is added to eDirectory, moving storage when a user is moved from one container to another, and archiving or deleting storage when a user is removed.

Policy weight: When a user is a member of multiple groups and each group has a separate policy, Novell Storage Manager uses this setting to determine which policies to apply. Novell Storage Manager applies the policy with the largest numerical weight.

Primary policy: Previous terminology specific to user-based storage. Because there are so many different types of user-based policies in Novell Storage Manager, this term is now rarely used.

Quota Manager: A Web browser-based management interface for designated users such as help desk administrators or support personnel that enables them to adjust quota on user home folder or collaborative storage areas without needing rights to the file system. Quota Manager can also provide select storage information such as total number of files and file types in a home folder.

Target Path: The path to the network volume where user home folders are hosted.

Template: If you want to have subfolders and documents provisioned in a home folder, auxiliary storage folder, or collaborative storage folder when they are created, you can use an existing path in the file system as a template.