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eDirectory question on upgrade


Got a site that is running Windows 2000, running edirectory 8.7, no
support pack, that also runs their GroupWise environment. They want to
upgrade their GW to latest flavor which is a hold separate issue, but I
want to install new SuSE servers into their environment. My question is
can you install later version of edirectory 8.8 into a tree that has
only one server running 8.7?


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Re: eDirectory question on upgrade

That should be fine, sure, though nobody has tested these versions
together explicitly and it would be wise to test in a test environment.
Even better, if you were to build your new SLES server into a tree of its
own and then use ndsrepair to import remote schema from each tree to the
other (so that the schema was the same before doing the actual server of
the SLES box into the tree). That way the actual installation would do
nothing more than add the server to the tree and then add replicas
(probably) to the new server.

Because the versions of eDirectory in use are so old I'd recommend
shutting it down before doing the install of the new server into the tree,
and then copy the DIBFiles directory from the windows box so you can
revert if necessary easily.

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Re: eDirectory question on upgrade


Yeah, I have been digging around and haven't come up with much thus far.
He wants his GW migrate and upgraded, which latest is 2012 as of today.
The docs on 2012 supports 8.7 and above, so should be good to go on that
end. He only has one servers in tree hold edirectory plus his GW
environment and nothing has been done to it in 10 years. Believe me.
Just running happily along. I wanted to install a couple of new
SuSE11sp2 servers and install OES11 on them and install in to current
tree. Then move GW off of it to new servers. Then just remove that old
server from the tree. I really don't want to mess with it if I can. I
have install OES11 into tree with later version of 8.7, like 8.7.3 and
above, but never at 8.7 original version. Didn't know if I would have to
install updates beforehand and such.


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Re: eDirectory question on upgrade

On Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:56:16 +0000, jlewter wrote:

> My question is
> can you install later version of edirectory 8.8 into a tree that has
> only one server running 8.7?


Yes, that should be fine. You should probably upgrade that Windows box,
too, both OS and eDirectory.


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Re: eDirectory question on upgrade


I would, but it is going away. Going to install 3 new SuSE11sp2 server
and put OES on each of them. One of the 3 will be their new GW server
and the second will be a GW server, and the third will just be for
holding a copy of the replica of their root partition. Then once I
transfer the CA and everything else off the original one, it will go
away. Like I said, my main thought or concern was installing the first
new OES11 server into the tree that is just one server runing edirectory
8.7.


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