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Uses SMS API calls to create the "Server Specific Info" (SSI) files.


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  • eDirectory
  • NetWare
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  • Replicas
  • Secure Identity
  • Security
  • Posted:21 Sep 2000
    File Size:69KB
    Publisher:Peter Kuo


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    MakeSSI is a NetWare NLM utility that uses SMS API calls to create the "Server Specific Info" (SSI) files. These files are vital in recovering from a NetWare 4.1x/5.0 file server crash or from a SYS volume failure, in a multi-server NDS network.

    For detailed information on NDS recovery procedures,we refer you to Novell Application Notes, October 1996 issue: "Backing Up and Restoring Novell Directory Services in NetWare 4.11".

    MakeSSI will create seven files -- the five containing critical NetWare server information as provided through the "Server Specific Info"resource of TSA410 or TSA500. The sixth file (unique to MakeSSI) is a detailed directory listing of the server's DOS partition -- very handy if you have installed 3rd party drivers not included on NetWare's CDs. The seventh file(also unique to MakeSSI) contains partition information, which is useful for NetWare 4.10 servers (see the note below).

    The updated TSA410 found in SMSUP6 does support the SSI resource on NetWare 4.10 servers. However, a DSMISC.LOG file is not generated. Instead, a DSMAINT.LOG file is generated in the SYS:SYSTEM directory but contains no useful partition information. MakeSSI addresses this short coming by creating a PARTINFO.LST file, which contains the missing partition information on NetWare 4.10 servers.

    MakeSSI has been tested with NetWare 4.10, NetWare 4.11/IntranetWare and NetWare 5.

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