Edirectory Setup We Use

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

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