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Epochs and Schema Extension Errors

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Posted: 22 Nov 2002

If you're considering declaring a new epoch to fix problems within your network, check out this advice from AppNotes' own "Dear Abend":

schema epoch (ske'me ep'ek)

An instance in time that is arbitrarily selected as a point of reference for the NDS database.
When a schema epoch is declared, the master replica of the [Root] partition is contacted and illegal time stamps on the schema record are repaired. Then a new epoch for the schema is declared on that server. All other servers receive a new copy of the schema, which includes the repaired time stamps.

If you're interested in what an epoch is and what it can do for you, here's where it's covered in the docs:

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