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Recovering an NSS volume after upgrade failure

I've got a server that failed on the OES2 SP1 upgrade. Edirectory refuses to start and somehow the Server Object in the directory is gone. I'm fine with backing up and reinstalling. What I didn't do is backup the NSS volume before the upgrade (I know, should have, was the last server in the district to get upgraded, all the rest did fine). Not even sure if there's any data of any import on it, but I'd like to know before I blow it away.
Regardless, ndsd will not start, which means novell-nss won't start and I can't mount/access the data in the volume. To complicate matters, its an install onto one physical HD via evms.
Is there any way to get that volume to mount without ndsd running? Even if its just locally, I can sftp the data off and reinstall.
Thanks
Pete
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Re: Recovering an NSS volume after upgrade failure

Hi Pete,

What does your setup look like... the NSS partition is on a separate disk or remote location?

I don't know if you have anything specific configured on the newly setup (and failing) system... if not, a reinstall of the OS and OES is the quickest way to set things up. Remove the related eDirectory server and volume objects first, and then reconfigure the needed OES services.

If you don't touch the disk/partitions holding your NSS data, you should be able to remount and reimport the volume(s) with nssmu after having installed NSS. If you need to resync the NSS trustees run 'ncpcon nss resync=[volumename].

Good luck,
Willem
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