carnold6 Absent Member.
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Re: Migrate to New Server

kjhurni;2401569 wrote:
I'd have to say open an SR with Novell. My concern is that manually fixing anything while the server hasn't completed the ID transfer may make the ID transfer continue to fail or screw things up.

The ID transfer (my memory is a bit fuzzy) does do a certificate repair at the end and adjusts things like LUM/LDAP, with the certs and whatnot, hence my reluctance to just fix things in the middle if the script has already written down the names and such of what it is going to fix/do.

Certificates can be repaired from any iManager server (doesn't have to be the one you're working on), and there's a cool solutions article I believe with a script to fix certs as well. Although I'm not sure if I've ever see a bad cert keep edir from loading (the ldap stuff, sure, but I don't recall having an expired cert/etc. keep ndsd from loading). But I could be wrong.

But again, I'm not sure if that's going to make things worse or not.

--Kevin


I hear ya! What are your thoughts on just making a new tree from here (same tree name, hostname and ip)? There is only 5 active users in edir. So i am thinking it may be easier to just start anew. What are your thoughts on this based on the failed transfer id?

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Re: Migrate to New Server

carnold6;2401572 wrote:
I hear ya! What are your thoughts on just making a new tree from here (same tree name, hostname and ip)? There is only 5 active users in edir. So i am thinking it may be easier to just start anew. What are your thoughts on this based on the failed transfer id?


If you didn't have iFolder in the mix, I'd probably say "go for it". But the last time I used iFolder, the data was encrypted and not sure about any reliance upon eDirectory.

If you're getting that desperate, then probably no harm trying to see why ndsd won't start.

There's some logs in the ndsd directory that should hopefully indicate why it won't start.

I got the impression your data was on separate volumes presented via iSCSI LUNs, so "moving" the data over should be relatively easy, but the file trustees/etc won't be intact (unless you can get eDir working again).

But I'm not familiar with iFolder (it was years ago when we last used/tried it--probably in the old NW 6.5 days).

You may want to try asking about the eDir stuff (specific to the ndsd won't start during ID Transfer process) in either the migration sub-forums or possibly the NetIQ -> eDirectory -> Linux forums. You may get better visibility there from people who know eDir far better than I do.

--Kevin
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nlandas Absent Member.
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Re: Migrate to New Server

carnold6;2401572 wrote:
I hear ya! What are your thoughts on just making a new tree from here (same tree name, hostname and ip)? There is only 5 active users in edir. So i am thinking it may be easier to just start anew. What are your thoughts on this based on the failed transfer id?


If you are going to do that and there are only 5 active users, I'd just do a fresh install of OES11 64-bit after backing up iFolder data and iFolder's configuration. Otherwise, to clean up the current install a Novell SR is your best bet.
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Re: Migrate to New Server

kjhurni;2401421 wrote:
I'm confused. You were connected remotely via VNC (only way I know of to run miggui "remotely")? So you followed the instructions to cancel the migration?

You don't want to power the source server on if you have gotten that far (where it has to be shut off) or else bad things may happen.


That was my thought as well. There is a point where the transfer will power down the old server after it decommissions eDir on it. At that point the transfer should be finished unless you need to clean up some issues on the new server with certificates, etc. The OP didn't seem to think the IP changed on the new server though. However, going back to bring up the old server was not a good idea - I hope it was done offline for testing not connected to the network.
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Re: Migrate to New Server

So i finally was able to come back to this project. So i followed:

https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7002414
to remove the instance. Then rerun oes install applet from yast (used same tree name). This got edir working again but i couldnt login to ifolder admin. So i followed:

https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=3948161
to install a cert. This allowed me to login to ifolder admin. I then mounted the iscsi ifolder store. Also created a new edir user and modified my ifolder search context. Now the new user can login to the ifolder web ui!

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