iFolder 3.6 Client will not connect after rebuilding server

  • 7000045
  • 09-Apr-2008
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell iFolder 3.5 on Open Enterprise Server 2 Linux


After rebuilding the iFolder server data storage location, iFolder clients will not connect. Network captures reveal an error 500 being returned stating :



Each client will need the data removed, and rebuilt. The process is :

  1. First, convert the iFolders on the workstation to regularfolders to prevent synchronization.
  2. Stop and exit out of the iFolder client.
  3. Delete the iFolder client storage location, for example :
    Documents and Settings/username/Local Settings/Application Data/simias
  4. Restart the iFolder client.
  5. Convert the regular folders back to iFolder.

Additional Information

This is occurring due to the client and the server creating a Domain-ID. On rebuilding the iFolder, a new domain ID is generated, and this must match the client. Only on rebuilding the clients local store can it reconnect to the server.