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General question about EVMS

Accidentally submitted this one under the netware side yesterday:

I have an existing SLES10 OES2 server that's just sitting doing iPrint, DNS, and DHCP. Processor-wise its not working hard, but hard drive-wise its pretty full.

My question is this: I want a new "Public" directory akin to my old Netware servers. The hard drives I have in the server now are NOT EVMS drives (didn't set it up right when I started).

So if I'm not worried about the drive failing (after all it will only be a repository for clients and such), can I just add a hard drive and format it using EVMS and then create a pool to make that public directory, or is there an easier way?

Thanks in advance for your help.
-Josh
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Re: General question about EVMS

Josh,

You can easily do what you describe.

Don't worry about EVMS. Just put the new drive in and run nssmu to
initialize the drive, create the nss pool and volume. nssmu (same as
on Netware) will create all the eDirectory objects, the Linux mount
point for the volume, and setup the ncp availability for the new
volume.

If you do want to enhance reliability, you can put two drives in and
use nss mirroring for fault tolerance. Very simple to set up and
offers high performance.

Regards,

Don



jrosenbaum <jrosenbaum@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:


Accidentally submitted this one under the netware side yesterday:

I have an existing SLES10 OES2 server that's just sitting doing
iPrint,
DNS, and DHCP. Processor-wise its not working hard, but hard
drive-wise
its pretty full.

My question is this: I want a new "Public" directory akin to my old
Netware servers. The hard drives I have in the server now are NOT EVMS
drives (didn't set it up right when I started).

So if I'm not worried about the drive failing (after all it will only
be a repository for clients and such), can I just add a hard drive and
format it using EVMS and then create a pool to make that public
directory, or is there an easier way?

Thanks in advance for your help.
-Josh
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