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Report Shows Nonexistent Users

We are running iFolder 2.1.8 on a NW 6.5.6 server. I just ran a report
from the admin web page to list all iFolder users. It is showing me a
number of users who no longer exist in eDirectory. How do I get rid of
these?


Thanks

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Re: Report Shows Nonexistent Users

I'm guessing it's reporting not iFolder-enabled user accounts, but
actual accounts with old data in them.

Does that sound likely? If so, it will be a matter of identifying old
users and deleting their accounts from inside iFolder.

Craig Johnson
Novell Support Connection SysOp

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Re: Report Shows Nonexistent Users

Craig Johnson,

> I'm guessing it's reporting not iFolder-enabled user accounts, but
> actual accounts with old data in them.
>
> Does that sound likely? If so, it will be a matter of identifying old
> users and deleting their accounts from inside iFolder.
>


It's listing users that no longer exist in eDirectory at all. Should I
check the iFolder volume for a file that will cross-reference these user
IDs with their derelict iFolder stores?


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Re: Report Shows Nonexistent Users

>
> It's listing users that no longer exist in eDirectory at all. Should I
> check the iFolder volume for a file that will cross-reference these user
> IDs with their derelict iFolder stores?
>


I *thought* there would be such a file but there isn't. I really can't
tell if these ghost users are still consuming space on my server but if
they are, it looks like my only recourse is to identify the home
directory for every *valid* iFolder user and delete the ones I can't
find an owner for. I guess I'll just live with it.




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Re: Report Shows Nonexistent Users


>>

>
> It's listing users that no longer exist in eDirectory at all. Should I
> check the iFolder volume for a file that will cross-reference these user
> IDs with their derelict iFolder stores?
>
>


Still poking at this.

I found a TID (10091393) that claims there's a workaround: "Open with
text editor CONTROL.DAT file located in the iFolder data directory on
the server and search for the user name." It doesn't work though --
there's no CONTROL.DAT at the root of the iFolder data folder. There's
one in each user folder, but they contain no readable data.

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Re: Report Shows Nonexistent Users

Anyone find an answer to this? I am having the same problem. Deleted users
from edir still showing up in the ifolder reports.

Bill
"Doug Black" <""dougd otb lack\"@osumc .edu"> wrote in message
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>
>>>

>>
>> It's listing users that no longer exist in eDirectory at all. Should I
>> check the iFolder volume for a file that will cross-reference these user
>> IDs with their derelict iFolder stores?
>>
>>

>
> Still poking at this.
>
> I found a TID (10091393) that claims there's a workaround: "Open with
> text editor CONTROL.DAT file located in the iFolder data directory on the
> server and search for the user name." It doesn't work though --
> there's no CONTROL.DAT at the root of the iFolder data folder. There's
> one in each user folder, but they contain no readable data.
>



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Re: Report Shows Nonexistent Users

Bill,

> Anyone find an answer to this? I am having the same problem. Deleted users
> from edir still showing up in the ifolder reports.
>


Well, if you have an intern (or a peon you hate), you could have him/her
go through the report and match every *valid* iFolder user to its
corresponding folder on the server, then delete the ones that are left
over. Better get a backup first. 😉


Doug
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Re: Report Shows Nonexistent Users

Doug,
What exactly do I delete? The folders that are not associated to any users?
If so are there any folders that should not be deleted?

Thanks

Bill

"Doug Black" <""dougd otb lack\"@osumc .edu"> wrote in message
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> Bill,
>
>> Anyone find an answer to this? I am having the same problem. Deleted
>> users from edir still showing up in the ifolder reports.
>>

>
> Well, if you have an intern (or a peon you hate), you could have him/her
> go through the report and match every *valid* iFolder user to its
> corresponding folder on the server, then delete the ones that are left
> over. Better get a backup first. 😉
>
>
> Doug



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Re: Report Shows Nonexistent Users

Bill,


> What exactly do I delete? The folders that are not associated to any

users?
> If so are there any folders that should not be deleted?
>


Hi Bill,

If you look at the admin page for a given iFolder user, you will see
next to "iFolder Account Path" a string like
"OC\3CB0638BBA9024BA556E8DDF6AC9BA56". Under the iFolder directory on
your server, there's a list of folders with two-letter names. Under
each of those is a number of subfolders, each of which corresponds to an
iFolder user. So after you've gotten a list showing every valid iFolder
user with their corresponding folder on the server, you would delete the
subfolders that are left.

Please note that I am NOT *recommending* this procedure; I merely
suggest it as a possibility. I plan to leave mine as is unless/until I
run short of space on the volume.


Doug


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