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Re: What are *.nds files used for?

On 2012-09-17 20:00:02 +0000, David Gersic said:

> On Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:04:01 +0000, infinity9999 wrote:
>
>> Well, I guess that's kind of the root of my question. If the nds.*
>> files are the main database, shouldn't the *.nds stream files be more
>> transient and only need to stick around until things are committed into
>> the main database?

>
> No. Stream "files" are where "stream" type attributes are stored. Think
> of them in database terms as "blob files".
>
>
>> I wasn't planning to just whack them, but I was
>> wondering if something like a dsrepair would clean them out if it
>> rebuilds the database.

>
> No. The way to remove them is to remove the attribute (like a login
> script, for example) from the object.


We have a page that identifies what we could find out.

http://ldapwiki.willeke.com/wiki/FilesInDibDirectory
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-jim
Jim Willeke

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Re: What are *.nds files used for?


It's actually no joke, I have had this happen to me twice now!

The "helpful" Unix admins (who of course know best) decided that as the
..nds files had not been touched for ages, they were not needed, so
archived them off and deleted them from the server. As one of our IDM
drivers had 400 or so style sheets which were stored as .nds files this
caused us a few issues !

They also decided that any file with an extension of ".01" was probably
just an old backup, and did the same thing to those...terrific...

Several days later I managed to get eDir and IDM back and healthy, but
guess what, 12 months later they did exactly the same thing !

My solution ? Migrate eDir and IDM off Unix onto Windows and lock the
machine down so only sensible staff can access it. No problems (touch
wood) for 4 years now.


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Re: What are *.nds files used for?

On Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:14:02 +0000, clovercne wrote:

> It's actually no joke, I have had this happen to me twice now!
>
> The "helpful" Unix admins (who of course know best) decided that as the
> .nds files had not been touched for ages, they were not needed, so
> archived them off and deleted them from the server. As one of our IDM
> drivers had 400 or so style sheets which were stored as .nds files this
> caused us a few issues !
>
> They also decided that any file with an extension of ".01" was probably
> just an old backup, and did the same thing to those...terrific...


Sadly, there is no technical fix for "stupid".


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