The VLDB service is configured when you create the DFS management context. At least one instance of the VLDB service for a DFS management context must be running in order use DFS junctions and tasks for volumes in that context. You can define one or two replica sites to host instances of the VLDB service.
The VLDB service tracks only those volumes in the DFS management context that have Volume objects in Novell eDirectory™.
NSS Volume Entries in the VLDB: NSS volumes can be source or target volumes for DFS junctions and the _admin volume, so the corresponding VLDB entry occurs automatically.or tasks. NSS automatically creates a Volume object in eDirectory when you create the volume in iManager or NSSMU. These tools go through the
NCP Volume Entries in the VLDB: On Linux, NCP volumes (NCP shares defined for Linux Ext3 and Reiser file systems) can be the target of junctions. NCP Server automatically creates a Volume object in eDirectory when you create NCP volumes by defining NCP shares.
For information about monitoring the VLDB service, see Section 9.0, Managing VLDB Services.