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Portlock Storage Manager is designed to minimize the management, setup, installation, and reconfiguration time for Novell NetWare 3.12 - 6.5 servers. Copy, create, clone, image, restore, and resize DOS, NetWare and NSS partitions and volumes. Image and restore Windows FAT32 and NTFS partitions. Disaster recovery of failed servers is very fast and dramatically simplified - no booting OS required.

Storage Management

Portlock Storage Manager provides full-featured control over the size and layout of DOS and NetWare partitions, Traditional and NSS volumes, and NSS Storage Pools. Diagnostic partitions are also supported.

Key Features of Storage Management:

Note: features vary depending on the type of file system or partition - consult the history.txt file for specific limitations.

  • Supports NetWare versions 3.12 - 6.5

  • Supports Linux and Open Enterprise Server

  • Supports Windows 95 - XP - 2003 (beta status)

  • Supports DOS partitions

  • NetWare Traditional and NSS volumes and partitions

  • Windows FAT32 and NTFS partitions (beta status)

  • Linux partitions (beta status)

  • Diagnostic partitions.

  • Runs under NetWare, Linux and DOS

  • Does not require a server reboot for most operations

  • Dismounts only the volume being managed

  • Image Manager for remote server imaging

  • Supports partition mirroring

  • Supports multi-segment volumes

  • Extensive volume analysis tools

  • Image and Restore entire servers

  • Delete volume segments without loss of data (Traditional volumes).

  • Extensive Data Recovery features

  • Remote control a server even when the server is running from DOS.

What's Next?

In a forthcoming release of Portlock Storage Manager, the Portlock Deployment console will be released supporting PXE, virtual floppies and automated deployment (installation) of servers. These are the new features that Chris Stone and Doug Knight from Novell demonstrated at BrainShare as part of the president's keynote speech.


"Portlock has a great set of NetWare management tools with an advantage of not only supporting traditional file systems, but also supporting NSS file systems, so you can have multiple images of servers and deploy them."

-Doug Knight, Novell Vice President, Infrastructure Products

Novell depends on Portlock Storage Manager and ships our image & restore technology as part of the Digital Airlines NetWare 6.5 Demonstration CD:

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