-672 errors in DSREPAIR, Report sync status

  • 7003106
  • 27-Apr-2009
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 5.0
Novell NetWare 4.11
Novell Directory Services DSREPAIR
Novell Directory Services version 7.09
Novell Directory Services version 7.23
Novell Directory Services version 7.30
NetWare 4.11 Support Pack 6a
NetWare 5 Support Pack 2a


Downed the server and brought it back up
-672 errors in DSREPAIR, Report sync status
Seeing -672 errors in DSTRACE
Server shows only itself in Replica ring
All other servers consistent.


1.  Make sure there are no masters on the problem server.  If there are, promote another server to Master.     2.  Perform the DSREPAIR -XK2 procedure.  Please see TID #7001592 for information on using the -XK2 procedure.     3.  After completing step #2, replicas may be added back onto the server where the -xk2 was originally run.

Additional Information

Typically, the source server (server where the error is seen) has the target server (server returning the error) in the replica ring for the partition being synchronized. However, the target server does not show the source server in its replica ring. Since the target server does not know that the source server should be sending updates to it on that partition, it returns a -672 error.
Formerly known as TID# 10014545