[Veritas-bu] Restore NetWare NDS Leaf Objects

2001-12-04 06:50:28
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Restore NetWare NDS Leaf Objects
From: andyskates AT iname DOT com (Andy Skates)
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 11:50:28 -0000

We are using the highest level of authority in the tree, but
still get the same message.

The error message is on the Novell Web site, but it doesn't indicate
what is means.

I'll go back to our Novell guys to see if they have an answer.

Thanks for your help,

Andy Skates

-----Original Message-----
From: Miriam Ben-Haim [mailto:miriam AT DOT il]
Sent: 04 December 2001 10:23
To: Andy Skates
Cc: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] Restore NetWare NDS Leaf Objects

On Mon, 3 Dec 2001, Andy Skates wrote:

>Yes we are doing Non-Target.
>We are also getting the following error message:
>SMS: FFFEFFFF: An invalid connection handle was passed to the SMDR
>Do you have any ideas?
>Andy Skates
>Legal & General Assurance


I am not a Novell person, and our Novell expert is abroad this week, so
I can't get his opinion. I'm not sure how familiar you are with Novell,
so I'm sorry if some of the details here are too obvious.

Did you manage to restore an NDS object in the past?

Our NDS backup is defined in a special class, type 'Netware', and
schedule type 'user-init', and it is run by the most privileged account
of the Novell tree.

Is it the same with you?

We've had SMDR problems in connection to target backups (not NDS):

sometimes SMDR on a server gets corrupted, and the way I check it is by
trying to unload it. If the unload produces an error message I know SMDR
is corrupted. The way to fix it is by typing 'smdr new' at the console.
This process is done by our Novell person, since you need to answer some
questions during this process.

TSA500, BPCD and BPSRV depend on SMDR, so they need be unloaded before
the SMDR is unloaded, and reloaded after it is fixed.

I'm not sure that this is the case with your situation. I never had this
error message, but the SMDR in the error message rang a bell.


 Miriam Ben-Haim                 E-mail: miriam AT DOT il
 Unix Systems                    Phone : +972-4-8292177
 Taub Computer Center            Fax   : +972-4-8236212
 Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, ISRAEL


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Miriam Ben-Haim [mailto:miriam AT DOT il]
>Sent: 03 December 2001 12:57
>To: Andy Skates
>Cc: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
>Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Restore NetWare NDS Leaf Objects
>On Mon, 3 Dec 2001, Andy Skates wrote:
>>We are using NBU 3.4.1 to backup a Novell NetWare NDS tree (NetWare 5.1,
>>We are able to back the entire Directory Services. However when we try and
>>restore an individual NDS Leaf Object we get the following error message:
>>ERR- unable to connect to service (scheduled access not specified)
>>We can backup and restore normal files (using NetWare File System as the
>>type) with no problems.
>>Has anyone else seen this problem???
>>Andy Skates
>>Legal & General Assurance
>>email:                andy.skates AT landg DOT com
>Do you do a non-target backup of the NDS?
>Only non-target enables a restore of a specific object of the NDS.
>       Miriam

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