Repairing the Novell eDirectory Database

The Repair utility lets you maintain and repair the database of a Novell® eDirectoryTM tree. This utility performs the following operations:

Some eDirectory database problems are not fatal, and eDirectory will continue to operate. But if the database becomes corrupted, you will get a message on the console that the server could not open the local database. In this case, run Repair or contact Novell Support.

Novell does not recommend running repair operations unless you run into problems with eDirectory, or are told to do so by Novell Support. However, you are encouraged to use the diagnostic features available in Repair and in other Novell utilities such as Novell iMonitor. For more information, see Using Novell iMonitor 2.1.

Novell iManager contains the following Repair Wizards:

Wizard Description

Basic Repair Wizard

Lets you perform an unattended full repair, local database repair, or single object repair. You can also check external references and delete unknown leaf objects.

Log File Wizard

Lets you open the repair log file and set log file options.

Repair via iMonitor

Lets you open iMonitor and use the repair options available in that program.

Replica Repair Wizard

Lets you repair all or selected replicas, repair time stamps and declare a new epoch, designate the current server as the new master replica, and destroy the selected replica, if necessary.

Replica Ring Repair Wizard

Lets you repair all or selected replica rings, send all objects to every server in the ring, receive all objects from the master to the selected replica, and remove the current server from the replica ring, if necessary.

Schema Maintenance Wizard

Lets you request schema from the tree, reset the local schema, declare a new schema epoch, perform optional schema enhancements, import remote schema, declare a new schema epoch, and perform a post NetWare® 5 schema update.

Server Repair Wizard

Lets you repair all network addresses, or repair only a server's network addresses.

Sync Repair Wizard

Lets you synchronize the selected replica on the current server, report the synchronization status on the current server, report the synchronization status on all servers, perform a time synchronization, and schedule an immediate synchronization.

The wizards help you with the following operations: