netware 4.11 bootup problem

January 14, 2010 at 13:39:57
Specs: Windows XP
i have a server with netware 4.11 . my problem is this : when i turn on my server after a while it gives an error as : writing on .../SYS error and non of the system commands work . i have to restart server and the same issue again . it works by chance . i may rastart it for 10 times and in 11th time it works and boots up correctly . and after a while again it says error writing on .../SYS and connection lost . i restart it and again it does not boot up . what should i do ?

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#1
January 14, 2010 at 16:44:14
Could it be, that your sys volume has no space left?
You may have to purge the sys volume.
It's just like to empty the recycle.bin in windows. You simply free up the space of the deleted files, that may have been there for years.

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#2
January 14, 2010 at 21:49:16
paulsep thx for your deal . how can i check the free space and how can i delete unwanted files ? i am a little beginner

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#3
January 14, 2010 at 22:14:29
Purge is a DOS command that can also run in a command prompt (CMD) under windows.

If you have a Novell Client for Windows installed, you should get purge listed in the context menu, when rightclicking on a volume in the Windows Explorer.

Also the free and purgable size can be requested by rightclicking the e.g. SYS volume in Windows Explorer and choosing properties.


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#4
January 15, 2010 at 09:36:57
tnx again . but i want to do this directly from server

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#5
January 15, 2010 at 10:06:58
You have to do the following at the servers console screen:
Set Immediate Purge Of Deleted Files=on
load vrepair

The switch back to the command prompt and use:
dismount sys:

Switch to vrepair and repair the volume sys.
After that exit vrepair.
mount sys


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#6
January 15, 2010 at 10:38:57
ok . i dismounted volume sys . it gives an erro : volume repair was not possible because VREPAIR couldn't load the necessary name space support modules

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#7
January 15, 2010 at 11:16:20
Ok, so before yuo dismount volume sys, you have to load long.nam, then dismount sys.

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#8
January 15, 2010 at 11:19:43
hoe much free space can i gain after this ?
would it be enough for another couple of years ? or i should change my HDD soon

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#9
January 15, 2010 at 11:44:03
I don't know, how much space you can get back on this.
It depends on, what data is saved to this volume.
If this is the only volume, all user do store data on the sys volume and everytime one edits a file, the old file is deleted and the new file is stored.

However, it's worth to give it a try.
After that, login to the server from a workstation and check the free space.

If you should buy another additional hard disc depends on the amount of new data, your users create.


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