Can Not Delete Entries in DSCC or by 'ldapdelete' or in DSCC - Error : "Failed: Error deleting the entries under ... [LDAP: error code 53 - database is read-only]; ..." (Doc ID 1331599.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 23, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 02-Sep-2014***

Symptoms


Can not delete entries under suffix.
In DSCC error:

Failed: Error deleting the entries under uid=alangdon,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com. The error sent by the server was javax.naming.OperationNotSupportedException: [LDAP: error code 53 - database is read-only]; remaining name 'uid=alangdon,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com'. Failed Failed: Error deleting the entries under uid=ajensen,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com . The error sent by the server was javax.naming.OperationNotSupportedException: [LDAP: error code 53 - database is read-only]; remaining name 'uid=ajensen,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com '.
0 Entries deleted.



Using ldapdelete:

ldap_delete: DSA is unwilling to perform
ldap_delete: additional info: database is read-only



However in DSCC for dc=example,dc=com suffix -

General Suffix Information:
Read/Write State: Process write and read requests



Changes

Reinitialization of the suffix fails and then replication is disabled.

Cause

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