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How can I start a server without mounting an NSS SYS volume?

(Last modified: 12Dec2005)

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goal

How can I start a server without mounting an NSS SYS volume?

fact

Novell NetWare 6.5

Novell NetWare 6

goal

How do I deactivate NSS volumes when starting up a server?

Using NSSstart.cfg to autodeactivate NSS volumes on server bootup.

symptom

NSS Free Tree block xxx is corrupt on pool "SYS"

fix

Create a file called NSSstart.cfg in the servers C:\NWSERVER directory.

Place the following line in this file:
/poolAutoDeactivate=all

NSS will automatically look for the NSSstart.cfg file in the C:\NWSERVER directory and will read this when loading.

This will result in the NSS pools being in "DEACTIVE" state and it is then possible to run a rebuild, e.g. nss /PoolRebuild=sys

For NetWare 6.5 another way to bring the server up without activating pools is useing the server -z"/poolautodeact=sys"

One option to use especially if the pool is failing to mount while coming up with Processing volume purge log when repairing the sys pool would be the nss /poolrebuild=sys /purge 

Remember to remove the /poolAutoDeactivate=all from the NSSstart.cfg to resume regular server start

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  • Document ID:
  • 10077587
  • Solution ID: NOVL84766
  • Creation Date: 10Dec2002
  • Modified Date: 12Dec2005
    • NovellNetWare

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