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Migrating from 6.0 non-cluster to 6.5 cluster

I have read in this forum to use NetWare Server Consolidation Utility to
migrate the data form my current NW6 production server to the new NW6.5
server. Do I do this before I install Cluster Services, after, or does it
matter? Should I consolidate to one of the new servers in the cluster (if
installed) and then create my shared volumes, etc?

Thanks,

Howie Ferguson
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Re: Migrating from 6.0 non-cluster to 6.5 cluster

Howie,

If you use different hardware then first build the cluster.
Including resources and test them.
Then migrate using the Consolidation Util

Been there done it, worked like a charm 😉


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Re: Migrating from 6.0 non-cluster to 6.5 cluster

> Do I do this before I install Cluster Services, after,
> or does it matter? Should I consolidate to one of the new servers in
> the cluster (if installed) and then create my shared volumes, etc?


Create the cluster first. Create the resources (shared volumes). Test
your configuration and concepts. Once satisfied move the data.


--
Timothy Leerhoff
Novell Support Forum Sysop

"I have the body of a god, unfortunately it's Buddah"
- T-shirt quote
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Re: Migrating from 6.0 non-cluster to 6.5 cluster

Thanks. Is using the Consolidation utility destructive to the old server?
I hope to be able to move over data a little at a time for testing before
I go live with the cluster. Also, I'd like to have the option of putting
the old one back in service if I can't get the cluster solution live
before the weekend is over. I'll be doing it the weekend of the 18th.

Thanks again,

Howie

> > Do I do this before I install Cluster Services, after,
> > or does it matter? Should I consolidate to one of the new servers in
> > the cluster (if installed) and then create my shared volumes, etc?

>
> Create the cluster first. Create the resources (shared volumes). Test
> your configuration and concepts. Once satisfied move the data.
>
>
> --
> Timothy Leerhoff
> Novell Support Forum Sysop
>
> "I have the body of a god, unfortunately it's Buddah"
> - T-shirt quote


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Re: Migrating from 6.0 non-cluster to 6.5 cluster

> Thanks. Is using the Consolidation utility destructive to the old
> server?


That is one of the beuties of the SCU. It does not do anything to the
old server or it's data. You can do a mid day data copy to get teh
majority of the data, then a after hours recopy of only the data that
changed. Really speeds up the after hours time.

> I hope to be able to move over data a little at a time for
> testing before I go live with the cluster. Also, I'd like to have the
> option of putting the old one back in service if I can't get the
> cluster solution live before the weekend is over. I'll be doing it
> the weekend of the 18th.


After the copy and you are happy with the data copy and that the
cluster is solid, then all you have to do is switch drive mappings for
the users.

Do use either the resource IP, DNS name, or virtual server name in the
mappings.

--
Timothy Leerhoff
Novell Support Forum Sysop

"I have the body of a god, unfortunately it's Buddah"
- T-shirt quote
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Re: Migrating from 6.0 non-cluster to 6.5 cluster

Gotcha. Thanks for the info & advice.

Howie

> > Thanks. Is using the Consolidation utility destructive to the old
> > server?

>
> That is one of the beuties of the SCU. It does not do anything to the
> old server or it's data. You can do a mid day data copy to get teh
> majority of the data, then a after hours recopy of only the data that
> changed. Really speeds up the after hours time.
>
> > I hope to be able to move over data a little at a time for
> > testing before I go live with the cluster. Also, I'd like to have the
> > option of putting the old one back in service if I can't get the
> > cluster solution live before the weekend is over. I'll be doing it
> > the weekend of the 18th.

>
> After the copy and you are happy with the data copy and that the
> cluster is solid, then all you have to do is switch drive mappings for
> the users.
>
> Do use either the resource IP, DNS name, or virtual server name in the
> mappings.
>
> --
> Timothy Leerhoff
> Novell Support Forum Sysop
>
> "I have the body of a god, unfortunately it's Buddah"
> - T-shirt quote


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Re: Migrating from 6.0 non-cluster to 6.5 cluster

> Gotcha. Thanks for the info & advice.

Glad to help, good luck with the migration.

--
Timothy Leerhoff
Novell Support Forum Sysop

"I have the body of a god, unfortunately it's Buddah"
- T-shirt quote
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