DFS rebuild log shows message : [Pre-NetWare 6 server - ignoring]

  • 3932147
  • 22-Jan-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 7
Novell eDirectory 8.8.2 for NetWare 6.5
Novell Open Enterprise Server (NetWare based)


When running a vldb repair , for any NetWare server running eDirectory 8.8.2 the following message is shown :    [Pre-NetWare 6 server - ignoring] in the vldb repair log.


This message is cosmetic and should not be shown for these server
This has been reported to engineering.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

Root Cause

When VLDB does a repair, it tries to contact the Volume Manager on each server to get more information on the volumes for that server which do not have volume objects in the tree.

As DFS was introduced only in NW 6, it ignores pre Netware 6 servers as the Volume Manager will not be available on those servers.  .

This is messge is being shown because of a change in one of the attributes in the server object because of which VLDB assumes the server is pre Netware.

The VLDB will add entries for all those volumes in the server that have eDir volume objects in the  tree and most volumes have eDir objects.