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Troubleshooting Checklist for DSDIAG Errors

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Lionel Bartlett
Novell, Inc.

01 Apr 2001

When you're using the DSDIAG utility to troubleshoot Novell Directory Services (NDS), you shouldn't be alarmed by all of the errors you see. Keep in mind that the errors may be temporary, or that DSDIAG may fail to detect the root problem that you are looking for.

You generally use DSDIAG reporting to highlight potential problems, as they draw attention to parts of the tree that may need further investigation. Even if you don't understand DSDIAG's warnings, you need to check into them. The following checklist will help you troubleshoot your NDS tree with DSDIAG. It lists the operations you should check for in the DSDIAG utility:

Are the replicas of the partition synchronizing?

Do all servers report the same information about the problem partition?

Is there a server assigned as Master for that partition?

Do all servers report the same server as Master of that partition?

Do all servers that should hold Subordinate Reference partitions, hold them?

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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