Error: -608, Illegal Attribute since introducing NetWare 6

  • 10066686
  • NOVL65760
  • 10-Dec-2001
  • 15-Jan-2003

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Fact

Novell eDirectory 8.6 for NetWare 6

Novell NetWare 6.0

Symptom

Error: -608, Illegal Attribute since introducing NetWare 6

Non NetWare 6 servers are reporting "All Processed = YES"

Error occurs in SET DSTRACE=+s

Change

Introduced the first NetWare 6 server into the tree.

Cause

NetWare 6 schema has not been propagated to the rest of the servers in the tree.  This seems to only occur once in awhile when the first NetWare 6 server into the tree is migrated from either NDS 6.x or NDS 7.x and is the Master of Root.

Fix

Use NDS iMonitor to compare schemas between the two NetWare 6 servers.

If the NetWare 6 server has unique Classes and/or Attributes, the differences will be listed in the SCHEMA.TXT file. There may be Definition differences. These will not cause the -608 errors.

***NOTE - If there are unique Classes and/or Attributes see the explanation below.  If there are NO differences, then there is not a problem in schema.

Definition differences:

There are 3 resolutions for this problem, some can be more destructive than others:  As always, it is wise to create backups of all server databases by running DSREPAIR -RC or loading DSREPAIR | Advanced options menu | NDS Archive Options on each server in the tree.  The three solutions below assume that the NetWare 6 server holds a copy of the ROOT partition.

1.  Call Novell Technical Support for a dial in to remedy this problem.

2.  On the NON NetWare 6 server,  Load DSREPAIR -a | Advanced Options Menu | Global schema operations | Authenticate as admin or one having rights to the ROOT of the tree | Reset Local Schema.  This will allow the NON NetWare 6 server to receive the correct schema from the NetWare 6 server. - This needs to be done on all servers in the tree.

3. Last Resort - Declare a schema epoch on the NetWare 6 server.
*** NOTE declaring a schema epoch CAN be very destructive if incorrect schema is sent.  See TID# 10066252 Declaring a schema epoch.


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This sync was taken from the NetWare 6 server.   .SERVER2.PRV.TREE_NAME. in this trace is a Non NetWare 6 server

Multiple packet send of Schema...
Sending forward reference for class .domain.[Class Definitions].[Schema Root]
Sending class 2001/11/25 13:22:13, 6, 10786, <Server>.
Sending class 2001/11/25 13:22:13, 6, 10943, <Tree Root>.
Sending class 2001/11/25 13:22:13, 6, 10771, <NSCP:Nginfo3>.
Sending class 2001/11/25 13:22:13, 6, 10772, <NSCP:NetscapeMailServer5>.
Sending class 2001/11/25 13:22:13, 6, 10773, <NSCP:MailGroup1>.
Sending class 2001/11/25 13:22:13, 6, 10774, <ndsContainerLoginProperties>.
Multiple packet send of Schema...
Sending class 2001/11/25 13:22:13, 6, 10775, <ndsLoginProperties>.
Sending class 2001/11/25 13:22:13, 6, 10945, <domain>.
Setting .SERVER2.PRV.TREE_NAME. in SchemaSyncList, flags 0x1, apply 0xffffffff
Removing .SERVER2.PRV.TREE_NAME. from SchemaSyncList, type 0x2
Schema update end, success.
2001/11/28  8:40:57 * SchemaPurger processing deleted classes.
DCRequest failed, illegal attribute (-608).
Sending [0000807e] <.USER1.PRV.TREE_NAME.> from Sync Point 2 failed, illegal attribute (-608)
3C050589:62416752:d04a72c0:047 Sync - objects: 139, total changes: 262, sent to server < .SERVER2.PRV.TREE_NAME..>.
3C050589:62416752:d04a72c0:047 Sync - Process: Send updates to < .SERVER2.PRV.TREE_NAME..> failed, illegal attribute (-608).

For additional information on eDirectory 8.6, please see the following solution.   TID# 10066455 - eDirectory 8.6 Readme Addendum

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