Error: 699 Fatal Error trying to add server to existing tree

  • 7005468
  • 09-Mar-2010
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8 for Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Support Pack 3


Unable to install server into existing tree.

Install stops at Synchronizing Schema.

ndstrace with +SCMA, +SKLK, +SYNC on existing master server shows - -699 fatal error synchronizing schema

Installation of both the existing server and newly installed server chose to use all available interfaces - This included


This problem has been reported to development.

To workaround the problem:
Choose to use only the interface that eDirectory will use to communicate.  Do not choose to use the loopback address.
When ndsd starts, it will automatically listen on the loopback address.

To restart the installation:
Delete the dib directory - /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/data/dib (default)
Delete the nds.conf file /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/nds.conf (default)
Edit the /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/.edir/instances.0 and remove the line pointing to the nds.conf, if it has been added.
Run the configuration to install eDirectory into the tree (ndsmanage/ndsconfig)


Reported to Engineering