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File Reporter and OES2 Linux

How is file reporter/dynamic file system going to work well on OES2 Linux if apparently the Linux OS doesn't support or understand file creation times?

We're using OES2 with NSS and have just recently found that all the NRM reports and DST options lack the ability to find or do anything based upon creation time of a file.

Whereas NSS on NetWare and NTFS on Windows have this ability.

Believe it or not, knowing how old a file is, is actually useful.

Does File Report and the suite somehow get around the creation time issue whereas if you're just using OES2 SP2 and DST you don't get that ability?
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Re: File Reporter and OES2 Linux

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Re: File Reporter and OES2 Linux

kjhurni,
Let me try and find out the answer to your question. I will post back
what I am able to find out.

thanks,
NFR Support

kjhurni wrote:
> How is file reporter/dynamic file system going to work well on OES2
> Linux if apparently the Linux OS doesn't support or understand file
> creation times?
>
> We're using OES2 with NSS and have just recently found that all the NRM
> reports and DST options lack the ability to find or do anything based
> upon creation time of a file.
>
> Whereas NSS on NetWare and NTFS on Windows have this ability.
>
> Believe it or not, knowing how old a file is, is actually useful.
>
> Does File Report and the suite somehow get around the creation time
> issue whereas if you're just using OES2 SP2 and DST you don't get that
> ability?
>
>

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: File Reporter and OES2 Linux

kjhurni,
NFR does not use the creation time stamp it uses the modified time stamp
instead. The modified time is what is returned by the APIs.

I hope this helps,
NFR Suite Team

Novell File Management Suite Team wrote:
> kjhurni,
> Let me try and find out the answer to your question. I will post back
> what I am able to find out.
>
> thanks,
> NFR Support
>
> kjhurni wrote:
>> How is file reporter/dynamic file system going to work well on OES2
>> Linux if apparently the Linux OS doesn't support or understand file
>> creation times?
>>
>> We're using OES2 with NSS and have just recently found that all the NRM
>> reports and DST options lack the ability to find or do anything based
>> upon creation time of a file.
>>
>> Whereas NSS on NetWare and NTFS on Windows have this ability.
>>
>> Believe it or not, knowing how old a file is, is actually useful.
>>
>> Does File Report and the suite somehow get around the creation time
>> issue whereas if you're just using OES2 SP2 and DST you don't get that
>> ability?
>>
>>

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Re: File Reporter and OES2 Linux

Thanks for the information. That's too bad as even native NTFS has the ability to return creation time

It's very useful to know how many files were created when as the modified timestamp will not always correlate to that.
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