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Removing eDirectory 8.8 Instances

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By Aaron Burgemeister

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Posted: 6 Jun 2007


A Forum reader recently asked:

"On a SLES 9 SP3 box I have installed eDirectory 8.8 with three different tree instances. When I tried to uninstall eDirectory, I could not remove the tree instances. I want to clear the eDirectory instances and create a new eDirectory from scratch."

And here's the response from Aaron Burgemeister ...


Simple enough. In /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/.edir/ is a file (instances.) which has paths to each instance's nds.conf file. In those conf files you will find the data directory, and (usually) beneath that directory is the dib directory. Be sure ndsd is stopped ("ndsmanage stopall").

1. Delete the data directories listed in the nds.conf files.

2. If the DIB directories are listed outside of the data directories (softlinked, completely remote, whatever) delete those as well.

3. Delete the nds.conf files.

4. Clear out or delete the "instances.<UID>" (probably "instances.0") file.

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