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Micro Focus Storage Manager 5.0 Released

(July 19, 2016)

Storage Manager 5.0 for Active Directory greatly expands the capabilities for automating network file system management through an impressive set of new product enhancements that customers will want to utilize right away.

Product Rebranding

Storage Manager 3.0 is completely rebranded as a Micro Focus product. Wizards, login screens, and even the licensing site has been given a Micro Focus branding makeover. As part of the rebranding work, we gave the administrative tool, now named SMAdmin, a makeover as well.

The new SMAdmin interface

Action Blocks
Action Blocks are a new feature in Storage Manager that allow the sharing of specific policy options among multiple policies. This eliminates the need for policies to inherit from each other and promotes the sharing of general and often repeated policy options such as groom and vault rules.

Extended Capabilities for Non-Policy Managed Storage
In version 4.0, we introduced the ability to copy data across the network without the need for a policy. This ability to perform actions without the use of a policy has now been extended to include File Grooming.

Active Directory to Active Directory Cross-Empire Data Migration
This new feature allows you to migrate data from Active Directory forest to another. Similar in approach to the previously-available eDirectory to Active Directory Cross-Empire Data Migration, this feature uses an easy-to-use wizard interface.

And More
In addition to a number of bug fixes, improved the speed of data copying and migrations.

Novell Storage Manager 4.1 for Active Directory Released

(September 11, 2015)

Novell Storage Manager 4.1 for Active Directory is an engineering maintenance release that adds new functionality while resolving several issues.

New Features

Global Statistics Report (GSR) Collector Improvements The GSR Collector has been redesigned to improve performance and reduce memory consumption. It has been extended to collect data and report on additional managed path types. Additionally, a new scoping configuration has been added to tailor the GSR Collector to the needs of your environment.

The GSR Collector now lets you set specific configuration settings for the Windows network file system and for Active Directory.

NSMAdmin Direct Database Access NSMAdmin now has direct access to the SQL Server database instance for improved performance with the following:

Bug Fixes

Bugs that previously affected the NSM Engine, Event Monitor, Cross-Empire Data Migration, the Database Configuration wizard, and the administrative interface have been fixed. For detailed information, refer to the Novell Storage Manager 4.1 for Active Directory Release Notes.

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.