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DSRepair error -1

Hi, I have a couple of Netware 6.5Sp8 boxes that I am trying to run an unattended full repair on. I was running into issues that it would bomb out with an error that related to not enough drive space. I have gone in and increased the sys volume partition by a significant amount aprox 50%. Now when I try to do a dsrepair it locks the ds Database, immediately unlocks the DS Database and then errors out. the error that it reports is "error: insufficient disk space or missing files, error: -1

What is wrong? I now have 2 servers reporting this error. The rest of the servers in my tree are running dsrepair fine.
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At a first shot: What's about the sys:system\dsrepair.log file(s)? How much space did they use? Maybe it's a good idea to delete or rename them. Another attempt would be to use dsrepair -a ->advanced options ->log file and login configuration and disable logging (you may deleted the files from here too).
At a second shot: How big is your DIB? Is there really enough space for a copy while running dsrepair? Last but not least: Compare sys: and _admin: to the well working machines...

Tom
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On Thu, 09 Feb 2012 23:46:01 +0000, Pfleming wrote:

> Hi, I have a couple of Netware 6.5Sp8 boxes that I am trying to run an
> unattended full repair on.


For starters, don't do that. Ever. "Unattended full" is a holdover from
NetWare 4.1 in the 1990s. It is no longer needed, relevant, or a good
idea. Please don't use it.

Second, what problem are you having that you're trying to repair? Why are
you using dsrepair? What symptoms are you seeing?


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Our DSRepair log is only 218kb tiny.

When I first tried running DSRepair on these servers the first log entry is what I was getting. As soon as I had enough space, through either deleting files or expanding the volume, I now get the second log entry.


NetWare 1602.00 Directory Services Repair 10551.81, DS 10554.34
Log file for server ".NWCC_HOUST.Houston.East.NWCC" in tree "NWCC"

** Automated Repair Mode **
Repairing Local Database
Start: Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:39:37 Local Time

** All disk amounts are approximations **
->Current available disk space: 2992 MB
->DSRepair may need to use: 7485 MB
->Disk space remaining after operation: -745 MB

Physical Check
Creating Temporary Files
ERROR: Operation or update failed with Error: -153


Repair process aborted

** Automated Repair Mode **
Finish: Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:57:34 Local Time
Total repair time: 0:17:57

/****************************************************************************/
NetWare 1602.00 Directory Services Repair 10551.81, DS 10554.34
Log file for server ".NWCC_HOUST.Houston.East.NWCC" in tree "NWCC"

** Automated Repair Mode **
Repairing Local Database
Start: Thursday, 9 February 2012 16:39:23 Local Time

ERROR: Insufficient disk space or missing files, Error: -1


Repair process aborted

** Automated Repair Mode **
Finish: Thursday, 9 February 2012 16:39:28 Local Time
Total repair time: 0:00:05
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As David says, you shouldn't be using this option anyway. What if you run a local repair, does it still error?

If so try updating to the latest and last patch for eDir 8.7.3.10 NOVELL: Downloads - eDirectory 8.7.3 SP10 FTF2 for NetWare . If it still happens with that, you can try loading dsrepair with the -AV switch, which disables disk space checking.

Andrew C Taubman (Sorry, support is not provided via e-mail) Opinions expressed above are not necessarily those of Micro Focus.
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