I am about to convert and existing physical NetWare 6.5 server to a virtual machine on VMWare. As part of the process I would like to move away from traditional volumes onto NSS volumes.

Many years ago my colleagues and I were advised that we shouldn't use the compression facility on NSS volumes because it caused problems. I can’t remember what problems it was supoosed to cause unfortunately. We are running NetWare 6.5 sp6 so my first question is does anyone out there use compression on NSS volumes on NetWare 6.5 sp6?

My second question is, is there any way that I can find out how much space would be required if I turned compression off?

Regards, Stuart