Unlocking the database after DSMAINT or migration

  • 7005167
  • 18-Jan-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell DSMaint
Novell Directory Services
Novell eDirectory
Novell NetWare 5.1
Novell NetWare 6.0
Novell NetWare 6.5
Novell Open Enterprise Server (NetWare 6.5)
Novell Migration Wizard (MigWiz)
Novell Upgrade Wizard


DSMAINT "Prepare NDS for hardware upgrade"
Upgrade Wizard migration fails
NWCONFIG | Directory Options | Directory Backup and Restore Options | Save Local DS Information Prior to Hardware Upgrade on a NetWare 5.1, DS 8.x server
DSMAINT has locked original server's database
Directory Services database is locked
Trustees were not backed up before and did not come over during the migration.
Unlocking the database after DSMAINT or Upgrade Wizard migration.
Error -677
Error -632


The Directory Services database is deliberately locked by the migration process to ensure that both the old (source) and new (target) versions of the database cannot be on line at the same time. 

Contact Novell Technical Support to resolve this issue. 

Additional Information

DSMaint and the Upgrade Wizard both lock the NDS database.
Formerly known as TID# 10012136
Formerly known as TID# 2908354

Change Log

18 Jan 10 - mgould imported and modified to include 677 and 632 errors.  Also changed a bit of formatting, etc.