Server consolidation utility fails to copy files

(Last modified: 03Mar2003)

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Novell SCU 1.0

Novell NetWare 5.0 Support Pack 6A (NW5SP6A.EXE)

Novell NetWare 5.1 Support Pack 2A (NW5SP2A.EXE)


Server consolidation utility fails to copy files

SCU creates directories on target, but files copied appear as zero byte files

Space restrictions of zero KB on directories can be seen, though never set by administrators 


NSS 2.96 running on source server


This can, under certain circumstances, happen if the source server is running NSS 2.96 which is part of NW50SP6a and NW51SP2a. Directories are created on the target server along with the zero byte space restriction found on the source. When SCU tries to copy files to these directories the files can be created and opened for write, but the files' contents cannot be written due to the space restrictions already in effect.


Apply NSS5H or higher to the source server and redo the operation. For NetWare 5.1 this can be done by applying NW51SP3 or higher, for NW50 you'll have to use a standalone NSS patch. After doing so you should start with the migration immediately and take the source out of production when the process is completed. Apart from the consolidation process no further operations (such as rename or rebuild) should be made against the source volumes.

As a standard precaution make sure you have a proven and reliable backup.


Document Title: Server consolidation utility fails to copy files
Document ID: 10080270
Solution ID: NOVL87112
Creation Date: 14Feb2003
Modified Date: 03Mar2003
Novell Product Class:Beta


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