19.5 Updating eDirectory Volume Objects

In NetIQ eDirectory, each NSS volume is represented by a Volume object. Volume objects are leaf objects that represent a physical or logical volume on the network.

The Volume object’s properties contains the following information:

  • The server where the volume resides

  • The volume name recorded when the volume was initialized on the server

  • The volume’s owner (login username of the administrator who created it)

  • Space use restrictions for users

  • A description of the volume’s use

  • Statistical information on disk space availability, block size, directory entries, name space support, and so on.

Usually, NSS creates the NetIQ eDirectory Volume object when you create the volume, and it updates the properties of the volume as needed. The Update eDirectory option on the Volumes page allows you to add or replace a Volume object for a selected volume at the same context level as the server.

IMPORTANT:When you delete (or delete and replace) a Volume object in eDirectory, the home directory attribute is removed in the User objects for any users that reference that Volume. The home directory attribute points to a particular Volume object. When that Volume object is deleted, eDirectory needs to clean up all references to the object being deleted.

When you select Update eDirectory, NSS searches for the object.

  1. In iManager, click Storage > Volumes.

    For instructions, see Section 10.1.5, Accessing Roles and Tasks in iManager.

  2. Select a server to manage.

    For instructions, see Section 10.1.6, Selecting a Server to Manage.

  3. In the Volumes list, select the volume you want to update.

    Wait for the page to refresh and display the details.

  4. Click Update eDirectory.

    Wait while NSS searches for the Volume object in the server context.

    • If the Volume object exists, NSS prompts you with two options: Delete and replace the existing object or Retain the existing object.

    • If the volume object does not exist, NSS adds the object to the same context level where the server exists.

      NOTE:eDirectory objects for volumes will be created as below:\n- For Clustered NSS Volume eDirectory object will be created with Cluster name prefixed eg: <ClusterName>_<NSS Volumename>

      • For NSS Local Volume, eDirectory object will be created with hostname prefixed. For example, <Hostname>_<NSS Volumename>

      • For Clustered NSS Volume eDirectory object will be created with Cluster name prefixed. For example, <ClusterName>_<NSS Volumename>

To update eDirectory from NSSMU, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to NSSMU.

  2. Select the volume you want to update.

  3. Press F4 to perform NDS update.

    NOTE:When doing an NDS Update on a non-replica server, the operation might fail because of the eDirectory synchronization issue on non-replica servers.

    Retry the eDirectory object update after the completion of eDirectory synchronization, and the object update operation will succeed.