Novell Home

Removing eDirectory 8.8 Instances

Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Aaron Burgemeister

Digg This - Slashdot This

Posted: 6 Jun 2007
 

Problem

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 ...

Solution

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.


Novell Cool Solutions (corporate web communities) are produced by WebWise Solutions. www.webwiseone.com

© 2014 Novell