It has been too long since I have had to restore a corrupted DS, so I can't
give you specific advice. But, my gut feeling is that you are fooling
around with it way too much. There are some commands or switches you can
use to force the removal of DS, but I don't remember them. If it were me, I
would call Novell.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Romig" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 6:12 PM
Subject: Dead Novell DS database
> Well it finally happened to me. The Directory Services database got
> all jammed up jelly tight!
> DSrepair was impotent to help. I couldn't remove the database so that
> I could re-install it.
> I tried to do an upgrade in place by just going from 5.0 to 5.0. No good.
> Then tried 5.0 to 5.1. no good
> 5.0 to 5.1 with NDS 8. no good
> The error message is always about the same. DS is corrupt, delete it
> and redo it, etc etc but nothing will.
> I can see the drives I want to save to some other media but can't
> move them from the RAID 5 array to an external SCSI drive yet ( maybe
> my extra external is dead, will test that after this letter ).
> It's been a long and frustrating weekend and I starting to frazzle
> around the edges.
> Any good suggestions???
> Greg Romig Systems Analyst II
> 108 Giltner Hall Department of Physiology
> Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
> phone:517-355-6475 x 1207 fax:517-355-5125