System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)

Creating NIS+ Subdomain Replicas

The same principles that apply to root domain replicas apply to subdomain replicas (see Creating an NIS+ Root Replica Server).

You use the same procedure to create a subdomain replica as you do to create a root replica. The major difference between creating the root replica and a subdomain replica is that the machine you are going to convert to a subdomain replica remains a client of the domain above the one it serves as a replica. This example shows you only what you type to create a replica for the new domain. For the rest of the script's output, see How to Create an NIS+ Root Replica.

ProcedureHow to Create an NIS+ Replica

Before You Begin

Before you run nisserver to create a replica, be sure the following prerequisites have been met.

You need the following information to run nisserver.

  1. Run the nisserver -R command as superuser (root) on the NIS+ domain's master server.

    client2# nisserver -R -d -h client3
    This script sets up an NIS+ replica server for domain
    Domain name
    NIS+ server :client
    Is this information correct? (type 'y' to accept, 'n' to change)

    In this example, client2 is the master server. The -R option indicates that a replica should be configured. The -d option specifies the NIS+ domain name ( in this example). The -h option specifies the client machine (client3, in this example) that will become the replica. Notice that this machine is still a client of the domain and not a client of the domain.

    See How to Create an NIS+ Root Replica for the rest of this script's output.