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File rights failure on Migration Wizard (Step 4)


I successfully completed all but the last step of the migration
wizard. The newserver had taken over the identity of the old server.
I followed directions and restarted my workstation and shut down the old
server. That's when it all went to heck.

I can log in, but when I open the project, I am prompted to log into
the pre-migration tree, which of course, doesn't exist anymore. So, I
can't open the Project and complete the migration.

At the same time, the old server now refuses to boot, so even if I
wanted to, I can't roll anything back.

Luckily, the DS is OK on the destination server, but all the rights
to all the files and folders are completely gone. (Even on the two other
servers!).

I know the migration wizard backed up all that stuff, but I can't
find where that is or how to restore it.

So, I guess I am left with rebuilding all the group rights and IRF's
manually. <sigh>
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Re: File rights failure on Migration Wizard (Step 4)

Jim Helfer,
> Luckily, the DS is OK on the destination server, but all the rights
> to all the files and folders are completely gone. (Even on the two other
> servers!).
>

Did you do a trustee backup before migration? Or even if you have a tape
backup, you can restore just the trustees. Trustee problems are common with
migrations so I always recommend running trustee.nlm before to back up just
in case.

- Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE
NSC Volunteer Sysop
Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Novell does not monitor these forums officially.
Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at
http://support.novell.com/enhancement

Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2195

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Re: File rights failure on Migration Wizard (Step 4)

Anders Gustafsson wrote:

> Jim Helfer,
>
>>Luckily, the DS is OK on the destination server, but all the rights
>>to all the files and folders are completely gone. (Even on the two other
>>servers!).
>>

>
> Did you do a trustee backup before migration? Or even if you have a tape
> backup, you can restore just the trustees. Trustee problems are common with
> migrations so I always recommend running trustee.nlm before to back up just
> in case.
>
> - Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE
> NSC Volunteer Sysop
> Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)
>


I have a good BackupExec backup. I didn't really think about it
until we made the decision just to redo the rights. On the bright side,
we got a chance to review and update.

I guess I need to remember that when upgrading Netware, it's _when_
something is going to go wrong, not _if_.

Thanks
Jim Helfer


> Novell does not monitor these forums officially.
> Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at
> http://support.novell.com/enhancement
>
> Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2195
>

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Re: File rights failure on Migration Wizard (Step 4)

Jim,

I've performed many, many upgrades, with some using the Migration
Wizard. I've only had a handful of issues, and most were due to
hardware problems, independent of the OS.

On the other hand, you are using BackupExec, software I only recommend
to my competitors. 😉


Jim Helfer wrote:
> Anders Gustafsson wrote:
>
>> Jim Helfer,
>>
>>> Luckily, the DS is OK on the destination server, but all the rights
>>> to all the files and folders are completely gone. (Even on the two
>>> other servers!).
>>>

>>
>> Did you do a trustee backup before migration? Or even if you have a
>> tape backup, you can restore just the trustees. Trustee problems are
>> common with migrations so I always recommend running trustee.nlm
>> before to back up just in case.
>>
>> - Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE
>> NSC Volunteer Sysop
>> Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)
>>

>
> I have a good BackupExec backup. I didn't really think about it until
> we made the decision just to redo the rights. On the bright side, we
> got a chance to review and update.
>
> I guess I need to remember that when upgrading Netware, it's _when_
> something is going to go wrong, not _if_.
>
> Thanks
> Jim Helfer
>
>
>> Novell does not monitor these forums officially.
>> Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at
>> http://support.novell.com/enhancement
>>
>> Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2195
>>

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Re: File rights failure on Migration Wizard (Step 4)

Jim Helfer wrote:

> I have a good BackupExec backup. I didn't really think about it
> until we made the decision just to redo the rights. On the bright
> side, we got a chance to review and update.


As Anders already said, quite a few us recommend to make a manual
backup with trustee.nlm before using the migration wizard.



--
Cheers,
Edward
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Re: File rights failure on Migration Wizard (Step 4)


the steps to fix this are in the troubleshooting appendix in the
documentation. you don't need to redo anything.

you can unplug the old server from the network and recover frmo the
locked dibset. you can run trustee.nlm and write out the trustees to a
text file, copy that to a usb stick or your workstation or whatever and
then run trustee to import them into the new server once you finish the
migration.


--
Cheers!
Richard Beels
~ Network Consultant
~ Sysop, Novell Support Connection
~ MCNE, CNE*, CNA*, CNS*, N*LS


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Re: File rights failure on Migration Wizard (Step 4)

Jim Helfer,
> I guess I need to remember that when upgrading Netware, it's _when_
> something is going to go wrong, not _if_.
>

Well. That has happened to me only once and I have done many
migrations, but better safe than sorry.

- Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE
NSC Volunteer Sysop
Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Novell does not monitor these forums officially.
Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at
http://support.novell.com/enhancement

Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2195

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Re: File rights failure on Migration Wizard (Step 4)

The issue you have is documented and an easy workaround is described in
the following TID:

http://support.novell.com/docs/Tids/Solutions/10100982.html

Note that if you are usign the latest version of the Wizard, the project
database will be in "My documents" and not in the directory mentioed in
the TID.

--
Marcel Cox
http://support.novell.com/forums
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