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How to gracefully demote OD Master without rebuilding OD entirely

1061 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2013 3:53 PM by Don Roedl RSS
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Apr 2, 2013 5:52 AM

My current situation is this:


I have an OD Master that has been slowly dying.  Sometimes I can log into WGM, but most times I can't.  Currently I can't use WGM at all.

Users can't sync to their home directories, because ServerAdmin shows a <blank> space where the owner's name should exist.  Most users CAN log into their local machines using the OD Master as the Network Account Server.


I WOULD demote the Master and promote the Replica, but I'm not sure the Replica is any better.  When I try logging into the Replica, I can at least view the list of users, groups, etc, but can never authenticate.


Checking the logs doesn't provide any one error message that seems helpful.  I have tried restarting the server multiple times and repairing disk permissions.


After researching this problem online, I'm not sure the OD is corrupt or not.  Users are able to log in, and view Group Shares/Folders that exist on the OD Replica.  But they can't view Home Directories which exist on the OD Master.


Since I'm not the one who set up this OD, I'm hesitant to just go poking around lest users become unable to access Group Shares/Folders.


*Yes, DNS is configured properly.

Xserve (Early 2009), OS X Server


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