3.4 Forcing the Backlink Process to Run

Because the internal eDirectory identifiers change when upgrading to eDirectory, the backlink process must update backlinked objects for them to be consistent.

Backlinks keep track of external references to objects on other servers. For each external reference on a server, the backlink process ensures that the real object exists in the correct location and verifies all backlink attributes on the master of the replica. The backlink process occurs two hours after the database is open and then every 780 minutes (13 hours). The interval is configurable from 2 minutes to 10,080 minutes (7 days).

After migrating to eDirectory, we recommend that you force the backlink to run by completing the following procedure. Running the backlink process is especially important on servers that do not contain a replica.

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > NetIQ eDirectory Services

  2. In the Services tab, select ds.dlm.

  3. Click Configure.

  4. In the Trigger tab, click Backlinker.