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iMonitor hidden switch

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A fellow worker moved a user object and then deleted it before the move had fully replicated across the partition boundry. Result I'm now stuck with a object that has a move inhibit obit that's never going to clear because the object concerned was deleted. It just sits there as a dead (primary), move inhibit and thats never going to change. Even with the advanced options on in iMonitor there is no way to release the move inhibit because it refers to an object that is deleted. Now I know all the servers that hold a copy of this object and I also know that there's a hidden option that can be added to the URL within the web interface that makes the delete object visible when it doesn't show up. I just can't remember if its &Delete, %Delete or /Delete or some other variation. Anybody out there remember the switch? I know Novell don't officially admit to it's existance (same as with a lot of dsrepair switches) but having tried all the normal approved ways to get rid of this thing ...

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On Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:06:03 +0000, peteh wrote:

> A fellow worker moved a user object and then deleted it before the move
> had fully replicated across the partition boundry.


That shouldn't be possible. How'd he manage that?


> Result I'm now stuck
> with a object that has a move inhibit obit that's never going to clear
> because the object concerned was deleted. It just sits there as a dead
> (primary), move inhibit and thats never going to change. Even with the
> advanced options on in iMonitor there is no way to release the move
> inhibit because it refers to an object that is deleted. Now I know all
> the servers that hold a copy of this object and I also know that there's
> a hidden option that can be added to the URL within the web interface
> that makes the delete object visible when it doesn't show up.


So you have the advanced options enabled, right? As far as I know, that's
it. I don't recall there being any other special URLs that would help
here. You may need a dial-in to fix this one.


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Re: iMonitor hidden switch

No, there's more. Bwa ha ha ha. The option you seek is '&op=all' which
can be tacked onto the URL after you are in advanced mode to give you more
options.

Note: You should not use this, almost ever, probably including now. You
really should open an SR to have these fixed manually, if for no other
reason than it lets the company know about a bug that needs to be fixed.

Once in super-advanced mode you can do evil, evil things like purging an
object from the server. You need to do this on each server that holds any
kind of copy of this object but it will let you completely nuke the
object, without using replication (making your tree inconsistent unless
you do it on all boxes). Evil evil evil. Don't do it unless you are
pretty confident inwhat you're doing, preferably with a backup or two, of
every server's DIB, taken at the same time.

The option used is documented in TID# 7004408, but this particular use of
that option is not documented. If/When you do this despite being warned
you may void your warranty (backups are good).

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AB,
Yup, thats the puppy. And, yes, I hear you. I've every intention of getting a price on an SR and letting somebody far more knowledgeable than me from novell dial in and do a dsedit. I only wanted reminding of this as a ultimate last recourse if management will not pay. So from one who walks the darknet & Tor to, I suspect, another; I thank you.

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Oh, and don't let the newish member fool you. Consider how long I must have been here to get peteh as my id. 🙂

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