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Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

Hi,

I know Messenger 3.0 is only Windows and Linux, and we've been thinking about moving the messenger service for a while. But there doesn't seem to be any mention of how to migrate from Novell to Linux, from Windows to Linux yes, but no thinking about legacy Netware installs wanting to move across. Any thoughts?

Mark.
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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

MarkDissington wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> I know Messenger 3.0 is only Windows and Linux, and we've been thinking
> about moving the messenger service for a while. But there doesn't seem
> to be any mention of how to migrate from Novell to Linux, from Windows
> to Linux yes, but no thinking about legacy Netware installs wanting to
> move across. Any thoughts?
>
> Mark.
>
>


I migrated from Netware to Linux a few years ago. It was clustered as well.
Actually I think the move may be easier than it was with other products.
Basically made the volume that had the all the files on it available to
linux and did the install. On the new 3.0 you need to tell it directory
based when you start the extend schema. It will come up fine. I do like how
clean the install/upgrade went here.

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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

Just come back to revisit this, hoping to get it done over half-term week in the UK whilst relatively quiet.

So does this work as I'm not 100% clear from the above post?

1. Shut down archive and messenger agents on Netware
2. Copy Archive and Messenger folders to new server
3. Lowercase the files and folders??
4. Install new messenger 3 agents on new server
5. Point to existing eDirectory config and agent folders and reconfigure for new IP address/certificates etc.

Tia,
M
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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

MarkDissington;2394923 wrote:
Just come back to revisit this, hoping to get it done over half-term week in the UK whilst relatively quiet.

So does this work as I'm not 100% clear from the above post?

1. Shut down archive and messenger agents on Netware
2. Copy Archive and Messenger folders to new server
3. Lowercase the files and folders??
4. Install new messenger 3 agents on new server
5. Point to existing eDirectory config and agent folders and reconfigure for new IP address/certificates etc.

Tia,
M


Here are some links that might be useful:

https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7016531
https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7015004
https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7012724
https://www.novell.com/documentation/novell_messenger30/messenger30_install/data/b3n6bpd.html
https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7016424

Thomas
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MarkDissington Outstanding Contributor.
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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

OK, thanks for the links. We're now in the state of having moving our 2.2.1 system from netware to linux 2.2.2 HP4. Before we upgrade to 3 I want to get everything as before. But despite copying our aa/store folder across from netware to the correct location on linux and deleting regenerating indexes via the AA web console the Archive remains stubbornly empty.

Any ideas? Do the files need case converting? Nothing in the migration doc links above mention that.

Mark.
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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

Yep, that did it.

Had to change all the files to lowercase and then they would re-index and the archive became visible. Maybe it needs adding to the documentation migration steps? Even for Messenger 2.2 that had Netware listed it never mentioned file case.

Mark.
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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

Hi Mark,

If I may ask a favor of you... Please go back to the documentation that is lacking this information and use the "Comments" option at the bottom of the page to send feedback to Novell requesting that this information be added to the document concerned. It would be greatly appreciated if you took the time to do this and the entire community would benefit from your efforts.

Many thanks.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

Hi Laura,

That's now done.

One last thing - I'm trying to export the SSL certificate for the new server so I can use it to secure our Clients, whilst I can either export the SSL Certificate IP from ConsoleOne or iManager neither of them will let me export/create the matching SSL Key file. I only need to self-generated cert that already exists for the server.

TIA,
Mark.
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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

Hi Mark,

Perhaps this TID is of some assistance: https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7010671

Please do let us know how it goes.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

Absolutely perfect. Thanks Laura, took <5 minutes to setup.

Mark
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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

Hi Mark

Excellent - so glad that it's all working for you now 🙂

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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Re: Migrate to Messenger 3 on Linux from 2.2 on Netware?

Thanks everyone,

We now have a nice new sparkly Messenger 3 system migrated from NW6.5 to OES11 with all the old Archive data still visible, original policy configuration working and a nice new NPNS system pushing alerts to iPhones.
TBH, the NPNS stuff was a doddle if you follow the docs correctly.

Mark.
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