NSS Volume Capacity Keeps Changing When Viewed on Windows Workstation

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  • 26-Jan-2015
  • 26-Jan-2015


Novell Client for Vista
Novell NetWare 6.5
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux


Multiple volumes in one nss pool
Volume Directory Quotas are disabled
Volume User Space Restrictions disabled
Volume Quota is disabled (set to 0) for all volumes
Displayed free space is the same for each volume
Displayed volume capacity fluctuates, even though the pool size remains consistent


This is expected behavior.  The volume capacity is calculated by taking the current used space for the volume, and adding the available free space to it.  As disk space is used on any of the volumes in the pool, the available free space will decrease, and so will the capacity of all volumes except the one the space was allocated to.