Error: -785 in dstrace when running the 8.7.3 SP9 FTF2 patch.

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  • 25-Jul-2007
  • 14-Jan-2014


Novell eDirectory FTF2 for All Platforms


Error: -785 in dstrace\ndstrace. The errors are on partition root attributes.
If a repair is run the following can be seen in the log:
Attribute link problem on entry: 00008045 - OU=SLP, problem 5
Attribute: 0000017B - Purge Vector
Attribute orphaned on entry: 00008045 - OU=SLP
Attribute: 0000017B - Purge Vector, 46926E81:0001:000B, 00000C20:07530E5B


This was due to truncation of an attribute in DS. In flaim the attribute was unlinked from the object therefore a repair would strip this attribute from the partition root object as well as all attributes after it. This would only occur on the master replicas.
This is resolved in the latest release of eDirectory for 8.73 and 8.8. 
To obtain the latest version please go to and search within the appropriate dropdown for your version of eDirectory, either eDirectory 8.8 SP5 or 8.7.3 SP10.

To resolve this object please perform the following steps:
1. Install eDirectory 8.7.3 SP10 or 8.8 SP5.
2. Normal sychronization from the read-write replicas will replace these lost attributes. If these need to be replaced in a more timely fashion you may perform a "Send entry to all replicas" using the advanced options in iMonitor on a read-write replica that contains them.