OES1 linux, patched. Groupwise 7.0.3 hp.

doing a restore of an sidf file (/opt/novell/sms/bin/nbackup -xvf filename -r "original path restore path" _U root)

Will sometimes work, but mostly fail.

Always the same problem of "nbackup: (SMDR:6.55.0) and internal error has occurred. Could not write an object to NDS or write to a stream."

At this point smdrd is dead. Needs to be reloaded.

Not much found on this.

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, pounding of forehead, (and figuratively pounding other things), found a TID describing smdr using too much memory. Applied the command lines described, and, wonder of wonders, the restore ran perfectly. Did several restores to be sure.

Applied the "permanent" fix (change to tsafs.conf) and did rcsmdrd restart.

Restore failed. Sigh. Did the smdrd restart thing and the commands "/opt/novell/sms/bin/smsconfig -u tsafs" and /opt/novell/sms/bin/smsconfig -l tsafs" (unload and load tsafs, apparently).

Restore worked perfectly. Have confirmed this behavior several times. Doing an smdr restart causes restore to fail, doing the tsafs two step causes it to work.

What gives here? Sugggestions?

joe a.