About backing up the NetWare Directory Services (NDS)

Novell recommends using replication to provide the first line of protection for NDS in a multi-server installation. Additionally, back up the NDS database on a regular basis in case it is needed to replace objects that have been accidentally deleted.

Note that if you have multiple servers in the NDS tree, the entire NDS can be backed up from any of those servers. You do not need to back up all of NDS from all of the NDS TSAs in the tree unless you are doing it for redundancy purposes.

Depending on your environment (single-server, multi-server, single administrator, or multi-administrator), you must perform replication of partitions and backups to provide protection for NDS.

Following are some backup strategies that can be applied:

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