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NDS 7 DIB

The names of the four core NDS files are changed in NetWare 5 (because of NDS 7), but their functions remain the same as their cousins in NetWare 4. Also, two new DS-related files are also included with NetWare 5. The NDS 7 DIB is composed of the following files:

  • 0.DSD—This file contains the same type of data as and performs the same function as the ENTRY.NDS file in NetWare 4.

  • 1.DSD—This file contains the same type of data as and performs the same function as the VALUE.NDS file in NetWare 4.

  • 2.DSD—This file contains the same type of data as and performs the same function as the BLOCK.NDS file in NetWare 4.

  • 3.DSD—This file contains the same type of data as and performs the same function as the PARTITIO.NDS file in NetWare 4.

  • 0.DSB—This is a lookup table that holds the names of the .DSD files to facilitate faster server start.

  • NOTE

    The 0.DSB file is 28 bytes in size, and if it's missing or corrupted, the NetWare 5 server (if running DS 7) displays a -723 or -736 error on bootup. You can copy this file from another server or download 0DSB.EXE (which contains a copy of 0.DSB) from Novell's support Web site, at support.novell.com.

  • NLSLIST.DAT—This file contains NetWare 5 licensing (both server and connection) data used by Novell Licensing Services (NLS).

In NetWare 4, DSRepair renames old DIB files with the .OLD extension. Under NetWare 5, however, DSRepair renames the old DIB .DSD files to files with the .DOD extension, and it renames the 0.DSB file 0.DOB.

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