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migrate from Suse Enterprise linux 11 to Novell open enterprise

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Dear Experts:

We have Suse Enterprise linux 11 with sp2 functioning as samba domain controller with ldap as password backend. By seeing the features of Novell open enterprise iam interested in this but few doubts

1. Is it possible to migrate from presently running suse enterprise linux sever to the open enterprise server without getting affected to the existing production environment  i mean retaining the samba domain controller with ldap accounts.

2. what are the necessary steps to be taken to acheive the above, please suggest.

Thanks
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Depends upon what you're wanting to migrate?  A Samba domain with users in it is accessed via LDAP and as such can probably be exported out to a LDF (ldif) file with  no interruption to production.

Then you would build an OES11 server, creating an eDirectory tree with a similar OU structure and then import the users, groups into it.  I don't think you'll be able to export passwords but am not sure.

Next you would migrate data and because you have OES on the target server, you'll be able to create NCP shares representing Linux ext3 formatted directories.  You'll be able to LUM-enable your newly imported user accounts so you won't have to create user accounts on the new OES11 box...all user account access with come out of eDirectory via LUM (Linux User Management).

OES11 is a rock solid product in all of the companies I've put it.

Scott
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