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Manage Your NDS Database Files the Easy Way

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By Peter Kuo

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Posted: 30 Jun 1999
 

Not long ago someone asked, "How do you determine the file size of directory services?" We did a bit of research in the halls, and our best answer had you delving into the mysteries of the SDK and rolling up your sleeves to write a program.

Then in comes Peter Kuo, NDS consultant extraordinaire, with a heads up about NDSDir, a nifty little NLM that he's created that'll tell you in a quick hurry just how much space your NDS files are using on the server. So, if you're not intrigued by the idea of writing your own program, take a look at what Peter has put together.

In the Vault there's an answer to the question, "How do you determine the file size of directory services?" But there's a simpler solution. NDSDir can show you the file sizes of all NDS related files, on both NetWare 4 and NetWare 5. So, you don't really need to write a program to get that information.

NDSDir is a NetWare NLM that displays the name and sizes of all the NDS related files from the SYS:_NETWARE directory, and it's a handy tool to determine the total size of your NDS database files, including any backup files that may be hogging your SYS: volume disk space.

NDSDir has been tested with NetWare 4.10 and higher, including NetWare 5, but we haven't tested it with NDS 8 yet.

So, if you're wondering just how big your NDS files are, download NDSDir now, and direct your comments, questions, and and suggestions about this tool to Peter on the Dreamlan web site.


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