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Deactivating/Activating NSS Pools and Volumes

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Paul Thompson
Novell, Inc.

01 Apr 2002

You might need to temporarily restrict user access to an NSS (Novell Storage Systems) storage pool or volume. Instead of bringing down the server, you only need to deactivate the specific volume or pool.

You can deactivate both storage pools and volumes; however, you can only perform maintenance procedures (such as REBUILD and VERIFY) on storage pools. This means that users will be unable to access any of the volumes in the pool while you run REBUILD and VERIFY. When you use the REBUILD and VERIFY commands, a log file is generated at the root of the local DOS drive.

  1. From the ConsoleOne utility, open the tree you want.

  2. Right-click on the server object and select Properties.

  3. Click Media > NSS Pools or Logical Volumes.

  4. Select the storage pool or volume you want to activate or deactivate.

  5. Click Activate or Deactivate.

  6. Click Activate when you are ready to restore access to the volume or storage pool.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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