Advanced Disk Management
Manage files, directories, volumes, and trustee rights; generate detailed reports on server file system; set volume space usage restrictions; quickly search files.
Server Manager provides users with a gateway to NetWare and OES Linux volumes. As a result, they can quickly access extensive information about current volume capacity (free and used space, amount of compressed and deleted files, etc.), volume properties (NDS object name, installed namespaces, volume number and other) as well as file and directory entries (including number of all, used and free directory entries).
Apart from gaining access to extensive volume information, administrators can also easily perform operations on volumes. It is possible to quickly mount/dismount volumes as well as view volume restrictions for particular users, groups of users or NDS objects. In order to optimize volume space and performance, administrators can distribute a pool of space usage restrictions among selected users or modify existing restrictions.
Server Manager's volume management capability can also be used for creating detailed volume inventory. For example, it is possible to view and print data summary reports such as:
- volume utilization statistics (number of files, total file size, volume space usage by subdirectory, and disk space that is actually used)
- server utilization (processor and memory utilization, number of opened files on server, and the number of licensed, inactive and total server connections)
- volume disk space restrictions
Server Manager provides a straightforward way to perform a wide range of management and maintenance tasks on NetWare and OES Linux volume files and directories. The program makes it easy to copy, move or delete directories (including all or selected files within them) between single server volumes or between multiple servers. It should be noted that files can be copied not only from the local disk directory to selected servers, but also from multiple servers to the local disk. When the file copy operation is performed between volumes of a single server or between servers in the same NDS tree, administrators can choose to retain all the file properties and trustee rights.
Additionally, the program enables performing the following operations on files and directories:
- viewing and editing file contents
- viewing and assigning attributes and properties to all or selected files and directories (including subdirectories)
- salvaging and purging deleted files
- setting masks for viewing files
- setting attributes for a certain file/directory recursively
- setting trustee rights (see Trustee rights)
The program allows viewing and printing directory utilization statistics. They can be used to determine the amount of space used by individual users or directories. Administrators can quickly check the number of files and total file size in the directory. What's more, Server Manager incorporates a powerful search engine, which allows users to locate files by eDirectory specific parameters such as date of creation or modification, size, owner or content. This capability can be used to identify files belonging to former employees. Since searching is performed on the server side by smagent.nlm, the program offers the fastest search solution on NetWare volumes.
Server Manager provides a detailed file-side view of the server. The program's list of open files brings together all the files that are currently opened by stations (users) and programs running on the server. Since each server has usually a large number of open files, extensive file searching and sorting capabilities are available. As a result is possible to filter open files by file types, group them by directories as well as perform a text search on the entire list of open files.
Server Manager provides a detailed file-side view of the NetWare server. The program lists open files opened by users and programs running on NetWare Kernel. Since extensive file searching and sorting capabilities are available. It is possible to filter open files by file types, group them by directories as well as perform a text search in the entire list of open files.
Administrators can use Server Manager to quickly locate all the file users and send them messages asking them to close a given connection. Administrators may also perform a forced file unlock operation by clearing all connections to the opened file or by having the system close the specific file.
Server Manager displays the complete hierarchy of files/directories with users' access rights. It enables the tracking and management of all inheritance masks and trustee rights. Administrators can easily add new trustees, review and modify existing file system usage restrictions, and analyze global reports.
Access rights to a particular directory (including subdirectories and files) may be saved to a file. This is how administrator can later quickly restore rights to many files and directories, after the hard disk replacement for example.