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Netware File Restores

Post by Magictrain » Feb 20, 2009 10:31 am

Is there any chance that file level restore for the Netware file system will be implemented in the future. We have a large number of Virtual Netware servers and this functionallity would be a massive bonus for us.

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Re: Netware File Restores

Post by Gostev » Feb 20, 2009 12:26 pm

Hello, please let me know what file system exactly do you use on your Netware servers.
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Re: Netware File Restores

Post by Jordack » Feb 20, 2009 3:36 pm

NetWare uses NSS which if far superior to NTFS (no im not bias). Personally I wouldn't put any efforts into NetWare as even Novell is phasing it out. I had 15 NetWare servers and now I'm down to two and one is getting turned off in a week.

But, you can also use NSS on Linux, providing you purchase OES license from Novell.

http://www.novell.com/documentation/oes ... 0i3h5.html

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Re: Netware File Restores

Post by Gostev » Feb 20, 2009 4:35 pm

I heard that Netware also uses NWFS, which is why I asked.
Jordack, are you saying that it is not possible to read NSS volumes from Linux machines unless you purchase the OES license?

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Re: Netware File Restores

Post by Magictrain » Feb 20, 2009 4:58 pm

Thanks for replies, we are using Netware 6.5 SP7 with NSS volumes.

Unfortunately we are not in a position to move away from Netware in the near future.

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Re: Netware File Restores

Post by itec » Feb 24, 2009 11:33 pm

NSS support would be really useful along with linux file systems like EXT3 and reiserFS.

Tho one suggestion, instead of you guys having to make your file manager (Backup Browser) understand all these file systems could you not write it so Windows would see this as a normal disk. A bit like a ISO mount program or adding a USB disk.

Then we could use normal tools to read the contains of the disk. You wouldnt have to support 100s of file systems. Portlock provider a windows app which can mouth and read NSS volumes and you can find programs for reading linux file systems in Windows.

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Re: Netware File Restores

Post by spgsit5upport » May 28, 2010 11:06 am

And not a single reply to a perfectly valid suggestion from developers for more than a YEAR

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Re: Netware File Restores

Post by Gostev » May 28, 2010 11:10 am

There is adjacent topic on the same subject where I have provided reply yesterday: NSS Volumes
Also in this topic a few months ago: Backup and Novell

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Re: Netware File Restores

Post by jgremillion » May 28, 2010 4:23 pm

Novell is not supporting NetWare on the old Netware anymore (support stopped in March). They are OES (Open Enterprise System) on Suse now. We switched from Novell about 6 - 7 months ago because there were very few companies supporting anything on NetWare.

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Re: Netware File Restores

Post by spgsit5upport » May 28, 2010 6:41 pm

jgremillion, how does this fact affect the need to restore from NSS volumes?
OES 2 Linux still uses the very same (by far superior) file system, so the restore is also impossible with Veeam

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Re: Netware File Restores

Post by jgremillion » May 31, 2010 2:56 pm

I agree NSS is far superior as was Netware (I believe NetWare 5.1 was the best OS ever), but nobody supports (make applications) for NetWare/NSS/OES. It's pretty much been religated to a niche market. The only business that us NetWare around here (as far as I know) is the K-12 space.

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