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A Quick Way to Revive a Dead Server

Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By David Gersic

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Posted: 5 Jun 2003

I know that they're trying to get rid of the SSI backup/restore, but for eDirectory versions prior to 8.7, this is really the fastest way to recover a dead server.

This works for NetWare 5.1 with eDir 8.5 or 8.6.

After the SSI restore from SMS compliant software, do:

  • dsrepair -si  (repairs replica numbers on partition objects)
  • dsrepair -rd  (repair local database)
  • dsrepair -rn  (repair network addresses)
  • dsrepair -sr  (reset schema)

This USED to be covered in the documentation for eDir 8.6 via but that link no longer includes the SSI restore under "Backing Up and Restoring Novell eDirectory".

For related information, see TID #10072461.

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