miggui : missing "latest SMS & NSS patches" ?

Hi All,

I see this warning reported :

013-09-26 12:45:12,063 INFO - Migration Framework:TargetServer Authentication:Attempting to connect to Target with the parameters
2013-09-26 12:45:12,064 INFO - Migration Framework:TargetServer Authentication:Authenticating to the Target Server(secure)
2013-09-26 12:45:12,114 INFO - Migration Framework:Authentication:Using SMS to validate root password for server 206.87.24.12
2013-09-26 12:45:12,114 INFO - MigUtils:Authentication:Executing command:/opt/novell/sms/bin/nbackup -U root -l /etc/SuSE-release
2013-09-26 12:46:36,222 INFO - FILESYSTEM:Information:Checking whether the latest SMS

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  • There was a NetWare patch and as well as OES patch to speed up the migration sync process released some time back. This warning message is related to it.
    AFAIK, supported namespaces for NSS are DOS, UNIX, MAC and LONG and by default LONG is set. All file names of these namespaces will be preserved and one can view the filenames based on how they are mounted.

    If you mean NFS as UNIX, then in that case it is supported.


    -Ramesh


    >>> On 09/27/2013 at 02:36 AM, rjneilly<rjneilly@no-mx.forums.novell.com>

    wrote:

    > Hi All,
    >
    > I see this warning reported :
    >
    > 013-09-26 12:45:12,063 INFO - Migration Framework:TargetServer
    > Authentication:Attempting to connect to Target with the parameters
    > 2013-09-26 12:45:12,064 INFO - Migration Framework:TargetServer
    > Authentication:Authenticating to the Target Server(secure)
    > 2013-09-26 12:45:12,114 INFO - Migration Framework:Authentication:Using
    > SMS to validate root password for server 206.87.24.12
    > 2013-09-26 12:45:12,114 INFO - MigUtils:Authentication:Executing
    > command:/opt/novell/sms/bin/nbackup -U root -l /etc/SuSE-release
    > 2013-09-26 12:46:36,222 INFO - FILESYSTEM:Information:Checking whether
    > the latest SMS
  • I looked for these patches on the Novell patch download site and couldn't find anything ... do you have links or TID #'s ? Or is it that the patches are only available via opening an SR with NTS?

    What I mean by "NFS" is that the Novell Client for Windows, on both XP and Win7, reports the namespace of files on the NetWare/NSS volume as "NFS", but when the files are migrated to OES11/NSS they get reported as being in the LONG namespace. Probably, hopefully, this is just a cosmetic / reporting issue.

    Cheers,

    Ron
  • By comparing the log files for a NetWare to OES migration vs an OES11 to OES11 migration I have determined that the source of the complaint (ie not running the latest sms/tsa patches) is the NetWare server. So now the question can be focused to "what versions of sms/tsa need to be on the NetWare server?" and "where do I get them?"

    These are the currently installed component versions:

    NKC_SSC:m sm*
    SMSUT.NLM
    Loaded from [SYS:SYSTEM\] on Sep 19, 2013 2:43:01 pm
    (Address Space = OS)
    SMS - Utility Library for NetWare 6.X
    Version 1.01.05 January 24, 2011
    Copyright (C) 1990-2003, 2005 Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    SMDR.NLM
    Loaded from [SYS:SYSTEM\] on Sep 19, 2013 2:43:01 pm
    (Address Space = OS)
    SMS - Storage Data Requestor
    Version 6.58.01 October 16, 2008
    Copyright (C) 1989-95, 2007, 2008 Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    NKC_SSC:m tsa*
    TSAFS.NLM
    Loaded from [SYS:SYSTEM\] on Sep 19, 2013 2:43:01 pm
    (Address Space = OS)
    SMS - File System Agent for NetWare 6.X
    Version 6.53.05 January 24, 2011
    Copyright (C) 2002-03, 2008 Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


    Cheers,

    Ron
  • The above mentioned Migration NetWare TSA patch is not released public. You need to contact Novell support for getting this NW patch. This TSA patch is supposed to be applied on top of public released N65NSS8c patch.

    As a side note, this patch only helps to speed up the File System migration 'Sync' process.


    -Ramesh


    >>> On 10/01/2013 at 12:56 AM, rjneilly<rjneilly@no-mx.forums.novell.com>

    wrote:

    > I looked for these patches on the Novell patch download site and
    > couldn't find anything ... do you have links or TID #'s ? Or is it that
    > the patches are only available via opening an SR with NTS?
    >
    > What I mean by "NFS" is that the Novell Client for Windows, on both XP
    > and Win7, reports the namespace of files on the NetWare/NSS volume as
    > "NFS", but when the files are migrated to OES11/NSS they get reported as
    > being in the LONG namespace. Probably, hopefully, this is just a
    > cosmetic / reporting issue.
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Ron