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Re: Deregister a Metadata repository from a (non existent) OID

From: shakespeare <>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 21:11:36 +0100
Message-ID: <4748857d$0$240$>

"Frank van Bortel" <> schreef in bericht news:fi9la8$19k$
> shakespeare wrote:
>> "Frank van Bortel" <> schreef in bericht
>>> Another option:
>>> delete cn=<your_sid>, cn=OracleContext,dc=<your base dn>
>>> from the OID.
>>> Use a program that actually supports cascaded deletes, such as
>>> LdapAdmin (, or OIDManager
>>> if you're slightly masochistic
>> Frank,
>> thank you for your suggestion. This will only work when OID is still
>> alive,
>> so only in my test case. When the OID server is dead and gone, it's not
>> possible to connect through LDAP anymore. I have made a Metalink SR on
>> this,
>> will follow up.
>> Shakespeare
> Yup, realized that the day after I posted... Sorry 'bout that.
> Trying to figure out how else to approach this... As far as I can
> figure it out, registering does the following:
> - adjusts rdbms_server_dn (and never restarts the instance...)
> - adds some entries in OID
> - creates a wallet (which is not used?)
> The situation you're in is that your OID is gone, so
> no worries about any entries. Just reset rdbms_server_dn
> to an empty string, delete, or move, the wallet, and
> you should be done...
> For purists, you might want to delete ldap.ora, and revert
> sqlnet.ora, but these only influence networking.
> Somewhere along the line there must be another entry.
> --
> Regards,
> Frank van Bortel
> Top-posting is one way to shut me up...

According to Oracle Support, replacing the OID server is impossible without re-installing Metadata Repository. That's about the same the doc's say as well. Which seems to be ackward when someome wants to move the OID server to new hardware without recreating the whole repository... But I won't give in yet, will try some other options.

Shakespeare Received on Sat Nov 24 2007 - 14:11:36 CST

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