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OES 2018 64 Bit ZID and AFP Mapping Confused

According to OES 2018 Documentation NSS Pools / Volumes are created as 64 Bit.

Documentation also states:

IMPORTANT:When the NSS volume is mapped through AFP, the NSS files and folders with ZIDs greater than 32-bit are not listed because of Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) limitation. If the NSS volume is shared over AFP, we recommend not to enable the 64-bit ZID option.

Does this mean that the OES 2018 Pools are 64 Bit, but when carving out an NSS Volume there's a choice to create the volume as 32 Bit vs 64 Bit?
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Re: OES 2018 64 Bit ZID and AFP Mapping Confused

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Re: OES 2018 64 Bit ZID and AFP Mapping Confused

In article <dkerbaugh.8wkbfz@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, Dkerbaugh
wrote:
> Does this mean that the OES 2018 Pools are 64 Bit, but when carving out
> an NSS Volume there's a choice to create the volume as 32 Bit vs 64 Bit?


No
ZIDs have been a 64 bit field for a while (at least as far back as OES11
with NSS32). Separate from NSS64 which is new with OES2018.

ZIDs start at 1 (or 0?) and count up from there.
If I understand it correctly, there isn't much reuse of numbers as files
are created and deleted, leading to the very rare need of ReZIDding, kind
of like doing a defragment on a harddrive.
So as long as a volume hasn't had 32bit (4ish billion) files/folders, then
you are good to go, but if there is a high level of temp files and such,
and you do have limited clients such as AFP clients accessing the volume,
you might need to ReZID periodically.

https://www.novell.com/documentation/open-enterprise-server-
2018/stor_nss_lx/data/bxkj860.html


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Re: OES 2018 64 Bit ZID and AFP Mapping Confused

I lost track of this post.

I miss-understood this to be a completely new type of Numbering Scheme. 

That totally makes sense.

Thank you for the reply and clarification.

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