On Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:46:01 +0000, iammi wrote:

> But just for my information : when a server doesn't hold any master
> partition then what could be the damage using "ndsrepair -R -Ad -Xk2" ?
> could you give me any scenarios ?

Using ndsrepair to do administrative operations can lead to all sorts of
problems - many of which cannot be enumerated or predicted.

Repair tools by their nature tend to run with the 'safeties' off. So
checks to make sure that things are clean before an operation proceeds
don't happen, and that can leave things in an inconsistent state that
then necessitates further cleanup. ndsrepair is not intended nor
designed for day-to-day administrative tasks.

Use repair tools to repair known issues. Use diagnostic tools to
diagnose issues. Use administrative tools to perform administrative

If an administrative tool reports a problem trying to do an operation,
then use the repair tools surgically to address the problem.

Look at it another way: If you have a car that's working fine, you
wouldn't start the engine by whacking some part of the engine with a
mallet. Only after doing proper diagnosis and determining (for example)
that the alternator was stuck would you whack it with a mallet before
taking it to a mechanic to be serviced.

The same principle applies here. Use the right tool for the job.

Jim Henderson, CNA6, CDE, CNI, LPIC-1, CLA10, CLP10
Novell Knowledge Partner