19.5 Updating eDirectory Volume Objects

In NetIQ eDirectory, each NSS volume is represented by a Volume object. Volume objects are leaf objects that represent a physical or logical volume on the network.

The Volume object’s properties contains the following information:

  • The server where the volume resides

  • The volume name recorded when the volume was initialized on the server

  • The volume’s owner (login username of the administrator who created it)

  • Space use restrictions for users

  • A description of the volume’s use

  • Statistical information on disk space availability, block size, directory entries, name space support, and so on.

Usually, NSS creates the NetIQ eDirectory Volume object when you create the volume, and it updates the properties of the volume as needed. The Update eDirectory option on the Volumes page allows you to add or replace a Volume object for a selected volume at the same context level as the server.

IMPORTANT:When you delete (or delete and replace) a Volume object in eDirectory, the home directory attribute is removed in the User objects for any users that reference that Volume. The home directory attribute points to a particular Volume object. When that Volume object is deleted, eDirectory needs to clean up all references to the object being deleted.

When you select Update eDirectory, NSS searches for the object.

  1. In iManager, click Storage > Volumes.

    For instructions, see Section 10.1.5, Accessing Roles and Tasks in iManager.

  2. Select a server to manage.

    For instructions, see Section 10.1.6, Selecting a Server to Manage.

  3. In the Volumes list, select the volume you want to update.

    Wait for the page to refresh and display the details.

  4. Click Update eDirectory.

    Wait while NSS searches for the Volume object in the server context.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • If the Volume object does not exist, NSS adds the Volume object to the context level. Confirm the addition.

    • If the Volume object exists, NSS prompts you with two options: Delete and Replace the existing object or Retain the existing object. Select one option and confirm your choice.