The NDS directory services database on a Netware 5.1 server has become damaged due to some disk corruption. I have a copy in our backup tapes (Arcserve 6.5), but I can't get Arcserve to fire up, because it can't log in (the DS is closed). So, while I would usually just restore the NDS from tape, I can't get there yet because Arcserve isn't running to do the restore.
This was the only server in the tree.
I suppose that one of my options is to remove directory services, then re-install it. Then re-install the Netware licenses. Then re-install the Arcserve, and then I'd be able to restore the NDS Directory Services database from my tapebackup.
Does anyone else have a better idea?