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OUD Replication Setup 11g -> Reports Error: "The Workflow Element could be found but its type resolved to an abstract managed object definition" (Doc ID 2702064.1)

Last updated on JULY 13, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Unified Directory - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


For OUD when attempting to establish replication from 11g where the data exists to newly setup instance the following issue / error condition was encountered during dsreplication in advanced mode:

The following errors were encountered reading the configuration of the existing servers:
Error reading replication configuration of server <OUD12c_HOSTNAME>:<OUD12c_ADMIN_PORT>.
Details: Error reading configuration of server<OUD12c_HOSTNAME>:<OUD12c_ADMIN_PORT>4.
Details: The Workflow Element could be found but its type resolved to an abstract managed object definition

If you continue the replication tool will to try to update the configuration of all the servers in a best-effort mode.
However it cannot guarantee that the servers that are generating errors will be updated. Do you want to
continue? (yes / no) [yes]: yes

There are no base DN's available to enable replication between the two servers.
Before being able to replicate the contents for a given base DN, a suffix
associated with the base DN must be defined in the server, you can use the
command-line 'manage-suffix' to create the suffix

Due to this issue,  replication cannot be established between 11g and


Newly installed instance.


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