Netward 5.1 - Replicas not syncing in timely manner
Posted on 2004-09-07
I have a four server Netware 5.1 setup. All servers have been patched with SP6e, and are running DS NLM 8.85.
There are four servers, server 1 through 4. SERVER1 is the Master replica, with a R/W replica on 2,3,4.
When I do a DSRepair, 'Report Sync status...' I get results like this (going with a current time of 8:45)
Replica Server1 9-07-2004 8:27:34
Replica Server2 9-07-2004 8:39:34
Replica Server3 9-07-2004 8:43:08
Replica Server4 9-07-2004 8:44:43
My biggest problem is when I create users, we have to wait 15-30 minutes for everything to sync, and then they can log in.
My biggest personal quandry is why the Master replica is always the oldest.
I would assume, with all servers connected so closely, there shouldn't be any lag (esp. with high-priority items like password changes and user creation). There are no communication problems between servers, and workstations can access all no problem. Time is reported in sync.
Any insight, thoughts, opinions welcome.