URGENT Netware 5.1 Server Need - netware ds error -634
Posted on 2007-11-24
Netware 5.1 Service Pack 8
GroupWise 5.5 SP 5
Single Server Novell Environment
My problem is a critical one. Our office suffered a power outage. Of course, all of our servers were on battery backup, but for whatever reason, we didn't get notified of the outage.
The only server that won't come back up is this server, dedicated to our company's e-mail system. When the server starts to load the Novell OS, things seem to go fine...until it reaches " Stage 4" of loading these NLM's, at which point....the server display goes into a cyclic repitition of unreadable 5.00-918 server messages. The SYS and VOL1 volumes load, but I cannot connect to the server.
Running a DSRepair produces only 2 errors, but the process seems not to be running...primarily because of the following errors:
* When it attempts to repair the network server address, it comes back saying it found a network address propertuy on the server object and through SAP, but comes back with ERROR: Could Not Connect -634
* When it goes to look at the replica ring, it comes back with the same -634 error, saying "Could not connect to server object by name."
This is a critical need for us. I'd like to not have to go through and build a whole new server again...not to mention having no idea of how to get the NDS information off of that server. I do have BackupExec copies of the server data and sys volumes, but have never done a "Full restore" from there either.
Any help you could provide would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.