migfiles fails because SMDRD will not start

  • 7000191
  • 23-Apr-2008
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)


Trying to copy files from NetWare NSS volume to a SLES 10 OES 2 NSS volume using migfiles. Found that /etc/init.d/novell-smdrd was not running. When trying to restart it the service would come back as unused.


Found that viewing smdr option through iManager was corrupting the /etc/opt/novell/sms/smdrd.conf file. Replaced the file from a good server and now novell-smdrd will start.