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ERR – dse_check_file – The backup file /etc/dirsrv/slapd-NIX-MDS-XYZ/dse.ldif.bak has zero length, refusing to restore it.

Recover the backup from the OK copy, literally:

/etc/dirsrv/slapd-NIX-MDS-XYZ# ls -altri
total 1904
     2076 -rw——-. 1 dirsrv root   197845 May 24  2020 dse.ldif.ipa.b22658eb606be0d2
   249372 -rw-r–r–. 1 dirsrv root   197954 May 24  2020 dse.ldif.modified.out
   130281 -rw——-. 1 dirsrv dirsrv 197835 Mar  7 15:50 dse.ldif.startOK
   456855 -rw——-. 1 dirsrv dirsrv      0 May 17 03:12 dse.ldif.bak-backup
/etc/dirsrv/slapd-NIX-MDS-XYZ# cp -ip dse.ldif.startOK dse.ldif.bak


/etc/dirsrv/slapd-NIX-MDS-XYZ#ipactl start
Starting Directory Service
Starting krb5kdc Service
Starting kadmin Service
Starting named Service
Starting httpd Service
Starting ipa-custodia Service
Starting ntpd Service
Starting pki-tomcatd Service
Starting smb Service
Starting winbind Service
Starting ipa-otpd Service
Starting ipa-dnskeysyncd Service
ipa: INFO: The ipactl command was successful


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