Mapping to one server's volumes is unreliable. 3 servers Main, Foothill
and Image Main runs Netware 5.1 with DS 8.51 and Foothill is an old 4.11
running DS 6.06 with Image (the one I have intermitant ability to map to
it's volumes) is NW 5.0 with DS 7.5.1
Time and replication are current and report no errors. Vrepair on the
master (MAIN) and IMAGE report no errors, DS repair was run to fix a
problem with IMAGE, because NW admin show IMAGE's volume information had
been corrupted, so I deleted them and ran DSrepair, which seemed to fix the
apparent problem showing in NW Admin They now show in NW admin with normal
volume icons but I still only am able to intermitantly map to a IMAGE
volume (no change here). It smells like a DS problem but I have no idea
how to fix it. I have a project roll out waiting on fixing this. I
suppose I could rebuild the server from scratch but surely there is a less
brute force solution!

All servers in a single ethernet LAN with no other communication issues.
Mapping problem occures with admin /supervisor level access and only will
map correctly when the IMAGE server has been freshly rebooted, after a few
minutes after a user/PC reboot, another map will fail 90% of the time.




This was run on the Master DS server (MAIN)

/************************************************** **************************/
NetWare 5.00 Directory Services Repair 7.23 , DS 8.51
Log file for server ".MAIN.MIS.xxx" in tree "xxx"
Start: Friday, April 16, 2004 11:09:52 am Local Time
Retrieve replica status

Partition: .[Root].
Replica: .IMAGE.MIS.xxx 4-16-2004 10:51:47
Replica: .FOOTHILL.MIS.xxx 4-16-2004 10:56:40
Replica: .MAIN.MIS.xxx 4-16-2004 10:50:28
All servers synchronized up to time: 4-16-2004 10:50:28

*** END ***

And this from FOOTHILL

/************************************************** **************************/
Netware 4.1 Directory Services Repair 4.59 , DS 6.06
Log file for server "FOOTHILL.MIS.xxx" in tree "xxx"
Start: Friday, April 16, 2004 11:15:46 am Local Time
Retrieve replica status

Partition: [Root]
Replica: CN=IMAGE.OU=MIS.O=xxx 4-16-2004 10:51:47
Replica: CN=FOOTHILL.OU=MIS.O=xxx 4-16-2004 10:56:40
Replica: CN=MAIN.OU=MIS.O=xxx 4-16-2004 10:50:28
All servers synchronized up to time: 4-16-2004 10:50:28

*** END ***


This was run on IMAGE,
/************************************************** **************************/
Netware 5.00 Directory Services Repair 5.26 , DS 7.51
Log file for server ".IMAGE.MIS.xxx" in tree "xxx"
Start: Friday, April 16, 2004 11:00:48 am Local Time
Retrieve replica status

Partition: .[Root].
Replica: .IMAGE.MIS.xxx 4-16-2004 10:51:47
Replica: .FOOTHILL.MIS.xxx 4-16-2004 10:56:40
Replica: .MAIN.MIS.xxx 4-16-2004 10:50:28
All servers synchronized up to time: 4-16-2004 10:50:28

*** END ***