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Novell Storage Manager 4.0.0

(October 7, 2014)

Novell Storage Manager 4.0 introduces SQL Server support for the Active Directory version of the product, along with a variety of new features to both supported network platforms.

SQL Server Database Support
For Novell Storage Manager for Active Directory environments, the SQLite database has been replaced with any version of SQL Server, including SQL Express (available for free). Novell Storage Manager 4.0 for Active Directory includes a utility for migrating the contents of the SQLite database to the SQL Server database. These contents include policies, schedules, pending events, and so forth.

Data Management
This new feature allows you to copy specific data across the network without the need for a policy.

Data Management dialog box.

Two-Staged Enforce Policy Path Management Action
The Enforce Paths Management Action now lets you move files in two stages.closed files first, then the open ones once they have been closed.

Quota Manager Logging
When a Quota Manager changes quota for a managed path, the action is now recorded in the Engine log.

And More
Search filters, Agent and Event Monitor status warnings, a new Clear Managed Path Management Action are also available in this release.

Novell Storage Manager "Heartbleed Fix"

(April 15, 2014)

This new build includes OpenSSL version 1.0.1g-which is a fix for the "Heartbleed" vulnerability that can expose encrypted data being transmitted between components and a web browser. Novell recommends that all Novell Storage Manager 3.1.x customers update to this version, which is available for download here.

Novell Storage Manager 3.1.1 Released

New Product Capabilities and Performance Enhancements

(June 12, 2013)

New capabilities in Novell Storage Manager 3.1.1 include:

Structure and Categorization Options for Target Paths: The Leveling Algorithm setting of a policy's Target Paths page now lets you structure the home folders so that they are categorized by the first or last letter of a username through a subordinate folder. A new Leveling Length field allows you to enter up to 4 characters, making it so that you can organize home folders by year.

Comments for Deferred Pending Events: You can now place comments on deferred pending events. This allows an administrator to specify to other administrators the reason why he or she deferred the event.

Expanded Options for Bypassable Events: Allows Novell Storage Manager to automatically attempt to address any pending events that can bypass administrative action.

Displaying Administrative and Hidden Shares: You have the option to display Active Directory administrative and hidden shares in NSMAdmin.

A summary of all performance enhancements are included in the Novell Storage Manager 3.1.1 Release Notes, available from the updated Novell Storage Manager documentation website at: