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ndsd fails to start rfl file not found (-6024) or failed, no access (-672)

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Novell eDirectory
Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1


ndsd fails to start

ndsd.log shows one or both of the following errors
Oct 01 08:03:08  The local agent could not be opened - failed, rfl file not found (-6024)

Oct 01 08:14:44  The local agent could not be opened - failed, no access (-672)

dsbk is configured


The current roll forward log has been deleted thus ndsd can not start.

Start ndsd with out rfl then turn off rfls
rcndsd start -igrfl
dsbk setconfig -l

To see the if rfls have been disabled use dsbk getconfig
After running dsbk getconfig to see the configuration in /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/log/ndsd.log
tailf /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/log/ndsd.log

basic dsbk commands
dsbk setconfig -l # turns off rfl keep files
dsbk setconfig -L # turns on rfl keep files
dsbk getconfig # shows configuration  The Current roll forward log is the log that must exists.

example of dsbk getconfig output in ndsd.log:
Command line   getconfig
Processing command line
Roll forward log status ON
Stream file loggin status ON
Current roll forward log directory /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/data/dib/nds.rfl
Minimum roll forward log size 104857600 bytes
Maximum roll forward log size 4294705152 bytes
Last roll forward log not used 00000005.log
Current roll forward log 00000006.log


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  • Document ID:7010857
  • Creation Date:01-OCT-12
  • Modified Date:01-OCT-12
    • NovellOpen Enterprise Server
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • NetIQeDirectory

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