We do a couple of things to try to make life easier.
Put a "soft" link from /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/log to /var/log/eDirectory
ln -s /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/log /var/log/eDirectory
We put all DirXML Trace files in:
We use a one line command for backing up the DIB, done in a automation script. We can completely restore a crashed server or the entire tree from this one file.
The line basically goes like this:
tar cvfz 2010-02-16-testbackup.tgz /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/nds.conf /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/ndsimon.conf /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/ndssnmp/ndssnmp.cfg /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/ndssnmp/ndstrap.cfg /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/data/dib/_ndsdb.ini /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/data/dib /var/opt/novell/nici
You can view what is in the file with:
tar -tvf 2010-02-16-testbackup.tgz |less