NSS (Novell Storage Service)

NSS is ideal for organizations with large data storage requirements. There are a few drawbacks I mention later, but for now I will try to list some of the benefits.

NetWare Storage Services

  • Handle file size of up to 2 GB.
  • File storage up to 8 TB.
  • Placement of unlimited files in a single directory
  • Access to data in files is much faster.
  • Minimum of 32MB of RAM required.
  • Useing NWCONFIG utility NSS volumes combine free space on multipule storage devices as a single volume.
  • Unlimited NSS volumes allowed per NetWare partition.

Some Disadvantages

  • Provides no support for Transaction Tracking System™
  • Does not support software implimintations of Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID).
  • NSS does not support file compresion

You ask, "Why, would anyone write this stuff down? I can only tell you that Monday next, I will be giving a lecture covering NetWare 5.1 Advanced Administration. Not extremely boring, but it's a living.

Editor's Note: Novell Storage Services was ported to SuSE Linux in 2004 following Novell's acquisition of SuSE.

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