Bret Wortman wrote:

On 12/16/2013 10:37 PM, Rob Crittenden wrote:
Dmitri Pal wrote:
On 12/16/2013 10:40 AM, Bret Wortman wrote:
I had a replica that was completely failing to respond to its clients,
so I removed it by first running "ipa-replica-manage del" on the
replica master, then "ipa-server-install -U --uninstall" on the
replica. I regenereated the replica file and, upon trying to
re-initialize the replica, received this error:

The host already exists on the master server.
You should remove it before proceeding:
    % ipa host-del
[root@fsipa ~]#

On the master:

[root@ipamaster ~]# ipa host-del
ipa: ERROR: invalid 'hostname': An IPA master host cannot be deleted
or disabled
[root@ipamaster ~]# ipa host-show
  Host name:
  Principal name: host/
  Password: False
  Keytab: True
  Managed by:
  SSH public key fingerprint: ...
[root@ipamaster ~]# ipa-replica-manage del
'' has no replication agreement for
[root@ipamaster ~]#

What's the right way to clean this up without making the situation

Do you use IPA DNS?

What does DNS say about and

It would appear that the replica uninstallation was a bit incomplete.
The lack of replication may be part of, or the cause of, the problem.

I guess I would start by double-checking that the remaining master
doesn't have an RUV record for the old one:

# ipa-replica-manage list-ruv

This returns nothing, so I'm assuming that's good.

If so you can use the clean-ruv command to clean things up. Be very
careful what number you plug in there. This is one of those "with
great power comes great responsibility" commands.

As for the remaining master entries, you'll need to use ldapdelete to
remove them.

Something like this:

# ldapdelete -x -D 'cn=directory manager' -W r,cn=masters,cn=ipa,cn=etc,dc=greyoak,dc=com


# ldapdelete -x -D 'cn=directory manager' -W -r,cn=masters,cn=ipa,cn=etc,dc=damascusgrp,dc=com
ldap_delete: Operations error (1)
ldap_delete: Operation not allowed on non-leaf (66)

Strange. The -r is for recursion and should delete all the children too.

Oh well. Instead try this:

ldapsearch -LLL -x -D 'cn=Directory manager' -W -b,cn=masters,cn=ipa,cn=etc,dc=damascusgrp,dc=com dn

Those are all the dns to pass to ldapdelete. Delete the leaf nodes (the service entries) first, then the fsipa value.

My syntax may be a bit off but you basically want to delete this entry
and all its children. If you're nervous stick in the -n option and it
will tell you what its going to do without deleting anything.

Actually, the "-n" option just distracted me for 5 minutes -- it had me
chasing syntax until I realized that it was just not doing anything and
not reporting anything either. Dropping it led to the error above.

Right, -n is to show what would be done without actually doing anything. It is handy with a command like this, especially when using recursion.



Newer IPA has a new command in ipa-replica-manage to make this cleanup

Looking forward to upgrading, then. Replica management is a headache for
us, but given the benefits IPA has brought, it's worth it. Thanks for
all your help.

Once those entries are gone you can delete the host entry and proceed
on your way.


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