10.10 Removing a Replica Site

Removing a replica site deactivates and unloads the VLDB service on the replica server, deletes the VLDB database file on the replica server, then updates the DFS-VLDB-Hosts attribute for the DFS management context (that is, its O or OU container object) in Novell eDirectory.

WARNING:If the selected site is the last remaining replica site, deleting it also deletes its DFS management context.

  1. In iManager, select Distributed File Services > Manage Replica Sites.

  2. Select any server with an NSS volume that is located in the DFS management context that you want to manage.

    This action locates the DFS management context, lists the replica servers in that context that host an instance of its VLDB service, and reports the current status of the VLDB service on each replica.

  3. Visually verify that this is the DFS management context you want to manage.

  4. Select the check box next to the replica site you want to remove, then click Delete.

    This process can take up to 5 minutes. Do not click again on the page or elsewhere in the browser until the page refreshes with a message that confirms whether the delete was successful or not.

  5. Click OK to dismiss the confirmation message.