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restore a crashed server


Got a nw6.0spk5 server that has had severe crashing problems over the
last couple of days. Dell support has gone as far as they can go with
it, replacing most of the hardware, with the exception of the disks.
They say that there's nothing else indicating any hardware
problems..."format>>reinstall".

Server will run for only a few minutes at best before locking up hard,
and/or abending. I suspect that the array is corrupt, and it runs ok
until something tries to access the bad data, then it locks.

anyway, we're restoring the data from its last full backup to another
volume on another server. I've moved all other network services to
other servers. (dns/dhcp, printing, etc..). We did a full backup w/
arcserve 9 the night before this started happening, but it wasn't done
with the "disaster recovery" option.

I will try a poolrebuild before giving up completely. (If I can get it
to run, I'd like to try and do either a disaster-recovery backup, or at
least an incremental, to get any other data that changed before the
crash). But if that doesn't work, and that data is lost, how do I get
back the server with its "edirectory" identity and so forth, back into
the tree?

thanks

-Chuck


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chuck
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Re: restore a crashed serve

You have to re-install the os onto the other computer, with the same
service pack level of netware eg. nw 65. sp3. Then install arcserve 9
and any service packs that were applied to that. Then restore the files
over the sys volumes and re-create the other volumes where necessary. I
have only ever moved the os using a ghosting/imaging method. I use
portlock software. For the future you might want to look at that rather
than the disaster recovery option from arcserve, which I couldn't get
working properly (go figure).

Hope that is helpful.

Jason.
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Re: restore a crashed server


Jason Wrote:
> You have to re-install the os onto the other computer, with the same
> service pack level of netware eg. nw 65. sp3. .


what about DS and so forth? just do a regular install, using the same
server name, etc? or will dsrepair fix all that after the install?

btw: this server is nw6.0, spk5


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