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iFolder 3.6 on OES2

We currently had a situation where a user accidentally deleted his data
from the workstation. Lo and behold it deleted off the iFolder server
as well (as it should). We are now looking into buying another hard
drive and mounting that as an NSS volume and putting the iFolder data
store there. Here are my questions:

1. If we do this, can we use the NSS Salvage functionality to restore a
user's iFolder data if a user deletes it?

2. Since all the data currently exists on a Reiser fs right now, is
there a way to move that data to the new NSS volume (so users do not
have to re-sync), or when we "point" iFolder to the NSS volume will it
move the data auto-magically?

Thanks,

Ben
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Re: iFolder 3.6 on OES2

In article <WwzEj.3002$9J3.2670@kovat.provo.novell.com>, Ben Lewis wrote:
> 1. If we do this, can we use the NSS Salvage functionality to restore a
> user's iFolder data if a user deletes it?


You should be able to. (However, I've not tried it).
>
> 2. Since all the data currently exists on a Reiser fs right now, is
> there a way to move that data to the new NSS volume (so users do not
> have to re-sync), or when we "point" iFolder to the NSS volume will it
> move the data auto-magically?
>

IFolder should not care what file system is there, for the most part. If
the new volume has the same mount point, iFolder should work after copying
the data there.

However, I was troubleshooting a permissions issue with iFolder against an
NSS volume at BrainShare last week. Server got rebuilt after some sort of
crash, and everything worked except iFolder. (And it worked before the
rebuild, with iFolder on NSS. When iFolder tried to start, it generated a
permissions error.) We changed the iFolder mount point back to the
default (pointing to a reiser FS), and iFolder then started. We had not
solved it by the end of the week, and I'm not sure what happened there.

Craig Johnson
Novell Support Connection SysOp

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Re: iFolder 3.6 on OES2

Craig Johnson wrote:
> In article <WwzEj.3002$9J3.2670@kovat.provo.novell.com>, Ben Lewis wrote:
>> 1. If we do this, can we use the NSS Salvage functionality to restore a
>> user's iFolder data if a user deletes it?

>
> You should be able to. (However, I've not tried it).
>> 2. Since all the data currently exists on a Reiser fs right now, is
>> there a way to move that data to the new NSS volume (so users do not
>> have to re-sync), or when we "point" iFolder to the NSS volume will it
>> move the data auto-magically?
>>

> IFolder should not care what file system is there, for the most part. If
> the new volume has the same mount point, iFolder should work after copying
> the data there.
>
> However, I was troubleshooting a permissions issue with iFolder against an
> NSS volume at BrainShare last week. Server got rebuilt after some sort of
> crash, and everything worked except iFolder. (And it worked before the
> rebuild, with iFolder on NSS. When iFolder tried to start, it generated a
> permissions error.) We changed the iFolder mount point back to the
> default (pointing to a reiser FS), and iFolder then started. We had not
> solved it by the end of the week, and I'm not sure what happened there.
>
> Craig Johnson
> Novell Support Connection SysOp
>

Thanks for the reply. I set up a test server and thus far have been
unable to get iFolder working. Getting the old "Your session has been
closed. Please log in" message trying to login to the web portal. Also,
when trying to reconfigure iFolder I get a "failed to install iFolder
server" error. I found one post on that error regarding the namd.conf
and then set parameters there per the post but still can't get iFolder
installed. Might just blow it away and try again.
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Re: iFolder 3.6 on OES2

You can move the data to NSS volume
Changes needed to be done for moving the data
First to change the data path entry in /etc/apache2/conf.d/simias.conf file
Second you need to give rights over iFolder data path on NSS volume using
rights command to user wwwrun.
Detail of moving data is also given in 3.6 admin guide.
Thanks
Nitin

Ben Lewis wrote:

> We currently had a situation where a user accidentally deleted his data
> from the workstation. Lo and behold it deleted off the iFolder server
> as well (as it should). We are now looking into buying another hard
> drive and mounting that as an NSS volume and putting the iFolder data
> store there. Here are my questions:
>
> 1. If we do this, can we use the NSS Salvage functionality to restore a
> user's iFolder data if a user deletes it?
>
> 2. Since all the data currently exists on a Reiser fs right now, is
> there a way to move that data to the new NSS volume (so users do not
> have to re-sync), or when we "point" iFolder to the NSS volume will it
> move the data auto-magically?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ben


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Re: iFolder 3.6 on OES2

In article <Y_SFj.3578$9J3.1277@kovat.provo.novell.com>, Ben Lewis
wrote:
> Getting the old "Your session has been
> closed. Please log in" message trying to login to the web portal.
>

This can (in my experience) be due to LDAP issues, or iFolder not even
running.

First, try to do any kind of LDAP troubleshooting you can to confirm if
that is the issue.

Second, try this URL (with your server's IP address). If iFolder is
installed and running correctly, you should see a nicely-formatted web
page.

http://x.x.x.x/simias10/Simias.asmx

If that brings up nothing, I'd try to reinstall iFolder again.


If you can get my TUT202 presentation from BrainShare 2008, you will
find a number of troubleshooting tips in there.


Craig Johnson
Novell Support Connection SysOp

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