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NW6.0SP5 after nss/poolrebuild I got more hdd space

Hello

We got a HP ML330G2 server with Novell Netware 6.0 SP5. The server is
running for four years now. Now, I made the firsttime a nss /poolrebuild
(because I got "Unassigned Blocks : 86). After the rebuild I got more
Harddisk space (before that I got 4 GB, now I got 8 GB). Sorry for my
simple question: Is this normal? (we are talking about a data volume not
sys). Everything is working on the server fine...


Thanks

Bernd
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Re: NW6.0SP5 after nss/poolrebuild I got more hdd space

Early versions of NSS for NetWare 6.0 had bugs where space from deleted
files could get lost and would no longer be available. This was fixed in
the latest NSS updates for NetWare 6.0, but the fix would not
automatically free the lost space. Only a pool rebuild would free that
space again. So it looks like you are specifically in that case.

Note that it is highly recommended that on top of NW6SP5, you install the
lats NSS patch for NW 6.0:

http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=1H5Zj8qxnZA~

Give you were obviously suffering from lost disk space, I would recommend
that after applying this patch, you do the poolrebuild once more but this
time using the /purge options:

nss /poolrebuild=pool_name /purge



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