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Novell Storage Services

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Novell Storage Services

Novell Storage Services (NSS) is a file system used by the Novell NetWare operating system. Support for NSS was introduced in 2004 to SUSE Linux via low-level network NCPFS protocol. It has some unique features that make it especially useful for, but not limited to, setting up shared volumes on a file server in a Local Area Network.

NSS is a 64-bit journaling file system with a balanced tree algorithm for the directory structure. Its published specifications (as of NetWare 6.5) are:

  • Maximum file size: 8 TiB
  • Maximum partition size: 2 TiB
  • Maximum device size (Physical or Logical): 2 TiB
  • Maximum pool size: 8 TiB
  • Maximum volume size: 8 TiB
  • Maximum files per volume: 8 trillion
  • Maximum mounted volumes per server: unlimited if all are NSS
  • Maximum open files per server: 1 million
  • Maximum directory tree depth: limited only by client
  • Maximum volumes per partition: unlimited
  • Maximum extended attributes: no limit on number of attributes.
  • Maximum data streams: no limit on number of data streams.
  • Unicode characters supported by default
  • Support for different name spaces: DOS, Microsoft Windows Long names (loaded by default), Unix, Apple Macintosh
  • Support for restoring deleted files (salvage)
  • Support for transparent compression
  • Support for encrypted volumes
  • Support for data shredding

See also

External links

  • Article about NSS
  • Install and configure Novell Storage Services
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