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Expand Netware 6.5 Storage

Posted on 2011-03-21
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We recently added a lot of data to our Novell 6.5 server.   I added two disks and expanded the RAID5 array.  

Now I need to expand the data pool.  However when i try and use iMonitor and try to expand the pool it shows nothing at all   When I use iManager it does not see the additional space.

How do I get Novell to recognize the additional storage and expand the pool?
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by:meko72
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how to configure NSS volumes is in chapter 8 of the admin guide

http://books.google.com/books?id=uBE...#PRA1-PA328,M1

8 tebibyte/terabytes is the limit for NSS so you have no issues regarding this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novell_Storage_Services

 Hope this helps

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Here is another solution from EE

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Novell_Netware/Q_23893424.html

" Why not just add the capacity of the new drive to the existing pool? Using nssmu (from the console) you can partition the disc, then open up your existing pool, select expand and add the new disc. Then you have 72+146Gb as the total pool capacity.

Alternatively, create a new pool on the new disc and copy the files over (at night, preferably). "Netware Copy", will retain trustees, as will the JRB utilities NCOPY and FSUPDATE."

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by:qvfps
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I tried following the administrators guide already.  When I go to partitions it does now show any free space even though I have added two drives and expanded the array.  

I tried running nssmu as well but I can not crate a new partition or pool.  It says there is no free space available.  

I
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by:qvfps
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I downed the server after everyone left, and checked the raid array.  Even though it was expanding when i exited the utility last night it had the two disks still listed as unused.   I added them to the array again, waited until it was expanding, backed out and reloaded Netware,

This time iMonitor saw the free space but would not let me allocate it.  I then went to NSSMU and expanded it from there.  

Thanks for the suggestions
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