NDAPaddentry failed when trying to import a user with ice

  • 3345169
  • 29-Nov-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory for Windows 2003


An import of user entries randomly fails, i.e. different users can't be added on each attempt. The import is done with the ice utility. This only appears to happen with a large number of entries - ten thousand or more. The ice error message returned is the following:
LBURP operation failed: 19 (Constraint violation), dn: cn=user1,o=novell
With the ldap option set, the ndstrace log displays this message:
NDAPaddentry failed (-613)


There's a number of possible work-arounds:
  • Split up the LDIF into separate files with less than ten thousand user entries.
  • Use the continue on error option in ice. Keep running ice until all the entries have been added.
  • Try ldapmodify instead.


Reported to Engineering