Moving an eDirectory 9 database on a SLES 12 (systemd) server

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  • 21-Jul-2018
  • 21-Jul-2018

Environment

eDirectory 9

Situation

The server's volume on which the database resides is getting full.  The last repair aborted. 
Ndsrepair returns: Error: -153

The database was originally setup on a BTRFS volume which is not supported.  Now the database needs to be moved to an XFS volume.

Resolution

In this example a new drive with more capacity and formatted as XFS has been added and mounted as /var/opt/edirfiles.  The eDirectory data directory, in the default location, will be moved here.

1. Stop NDSD
ndsmanage stopall

2.Copy the data directory to the new location.
cp -rp /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/data//* /var/opt/edirfiles//

3. Update the nds.conf file with the new path.
- vi /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/nds.conf
n4u.nds.dibdir=/var/opt/edirfiles/dib
n4u.server.vardir=/var/opt/edirfiles
http.server.module-base=/var/opt/edirfiles/nds-http/

4. Modify the PIDFile path in the unit file.
vi /usr/lib/systemd/system/ndsdtmpl-etc-opt-novell-eDirectory-conf-nds.conf@.service
PIDFile=/var/opt/edirfiles/ndsd.pid
The run, 'systemctl daemon-reload'

5. Start NDSD
ndsmanage startall

Note: There may be errors the first time it starts.  If so stop NDSD and start once more.  After a couple of starts there should be no more errors.

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