How to Backup Edirectory With Tsatest On Netware and Linux OES2

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Novell eDirectory
Novell NetWare 6.5
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux


Tsatest can be used to back NDS on both Netware and OES2 Linux for testing purposes.


On OES2 Linux:
Make sure both tsafs and tsands are loaded:
Tsatest and the TSAs are in /opt/novell/sms/bin/
./smsconfig -t   will show what TSAs are loaded.
./smsconfig -u tsands
./smsconfig -u tsafs
./smsconfig -l tsafs --tsamode=netware
./smsconfig -l tsands --tsamode=netware
./tsatest -v NDS   will backup the nds database on the current server and will walk the NDS tree as well. So make sure all Netware and Linux hosts in the NDS tree are up and running and that NDS is healthy throughout the tree.
The user needs to be admin or some other LUM enabled user with rights to the NDS tree. Use the full context.
Tsatest on Netware is very similar:
Make sure tsands.nlm is loaded, then:
tsatest /v=NDS
The user should be admin or someone with full rights to the NDS tree. Tsands will walk the tree here as well.
Error logs can be created with tsatest for later analysis on both Linux and Netware.
on Linux use the --err </path/filename>
on Netware use the /err=<path\filename>