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bkelsen Absent Member.
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Migrate from OES2 iFolde 3.8 to OES11 iFolder 3.9 options ?

The iFolder 3.9 doc describes new installs and refers to the OES 11: Migration Tool Administration Guide for upgrade/migration info.
The exact text there is: "You can migrate Novell iFolder 3.2 and iFolder 2.x to Novell iFolder 3.9 or later versions."

Does this mean you cannot migrate from iFolder 3.8 ? or does it mean that v3.8 and v3.9 are similar and upgrade does not apply ?

Now what are the options when you are at oes2 (on fully patched 64 bit sles10) iFolder 3.8 and want to move to iFolder 3.9 on OES11 ?

My #1 idea is to do a fresh install of an OES11 incl iFolder 3.9 (storage on ext3). Then I would like to migrate my 300 user / 500GB iFolder system from my current oes2 iFolder 3.8 (storage on NSS/EVMS) - but I would really like to know if this path is supported ?

OR #2 could I add the new 3.9 iFolder server as a slave to the current v3.8 server, move all the users (incl data) to the new server, and the shutdown the old one ?

OR #3 could I do an inplace upgrade as suggested for the upgrade from v3.2 iFolder ? - but what about my conversion from NSS/EVMS to raw ext3 that I also want to perform ?

If I somehow missed the doc for this type of scenario, please enlighten me 🙂

KR/Bjørn
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Re: Migrate from OES2 iFolde 3.8 to OES11 iFolder 3.9 options ?

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markovhe Absent Member.
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Re: Migrate from OES2 iFolde 3.8 to OES11 iFolder 3.9 option

Have you made any progress on this?

I'm in a similar situation except still back at 3.8.0.x and, unfortunately, we're on 32-bit OES2 so we don't have a direct upgrade to OES11 (64-bit only).

I also need to migrate hardware to new hardware somewhere along the way so was hoping the migration utility would take care of this.
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briandz Absent Member.
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Re: Migrate from OES2 iFolde 3.8 to OES11 iFolder 3.9 option

I did an in place upgrade from OES2 Ifolder 3.8 to OES 11 and 3.9 All went okay once I figured out what was broke after the upgrade. In our case the cert in the mono cert store was corrupt after the upgrade. Novell now has a TID on it. Once that was done. All is okay. However I have had a lot of issues with 3.9 in general. It maybe related to ifolder not playing well with AD. We use AD for our user store not edirectory. Random locked accounts. When I install the client on another computer. Sometimes it flips out and creates a new iFolder account on the server, and essentially oprhans the existing folder, and all data is gone. You can only search the simias data folders to find out which one orphaned. If you 3.8 environment is working. I would not recommend moving yet. Thats my opinion. We had to move because of 3.8 client issue constantly crashing.
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