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Novell NetWare File System
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The NetWare filing system consists of servers with storage systems that have one or more volumes of information. The first volume on a server is called SYS. Additional volumes can be assigned a name of choice, such as VOL1, VOL2, and so on. Each volume has its own directory structure.
The way you reference a server, its volumes, and the directories of a volume is illustrated next. For example, the following refers to a file called BUDGET.XLS in the BUDGDOCS directory on the APPS volume of the ACCTG server:
Illustration (see book)
A NetWare volume is the highest level of storage in the NetWare filing system. It is a physical amount of hard disk storage space. You can expand a volume at any time by adding more physical disk space and making it a part of any existing volume. Volumes appear as objects in the NDS (Novell Directory Services) directory tree, so they are easy to locate by administrators and users from anywhere on the network. A NetWare 4.11 server supports up to 64 volumes.
The NetWare UFS (Universal File System) provides many performance-enhancing features as described here:
NetWare also includes several important features that ensure the survivability and quick recovery of data on servers, as described here:
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