How to move SLPDA from one server to another

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  • 24-Feb-2009
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5
Novell NetWare 6.0


How to move SLPDA from one server to another
Need to move SLPDA from Server A to Server B
How to change SLPDA Host Server


  1. Log in to the tree with admin user using Novell Client from Windows workstation.
  2. Map the sys volume on the Windows workstation.
  3. Navigate to "sys:\public\win32" and double click on"nwadmin32.exe".
  4. Type "unload slpda" without quotes on the server system console of the DA server from where DA needs to be moved.
  5. In NWADMIN navigate to the SLPDA object and right click on it and select Details option.
  6. Then on the right side pane click on Configuration and just below the host server name there is a browse button, browse to, and select, the NCP server that will be acting as the new SLPDA.
  7. Once the new host server is selected click on OK and exit NWADMIN.
  8. On the new host server type "slpda" without quotes on the server system console.  The SLPDA.NLM will load and will make this server a DA.

Additional Information

  1. Make sure that the Source DA server and Destination DA server are on the same Support Pack Level
  2. Make sure to edit the "sys:\etc\slp.cfg" file on all servers that used the old DA to reflect the IP address of the new DA and do a "set slp reset = on" to make it take effect. (This assumes "set slp da discovery options = 4" on these servers.)