New Open Directory Master

We currently have a single Open Directory Master called Macserver1, it has no replicas. There are about 50 clients on 10.8.5 connected to this Open Directory.

We are buying a new mac server and want to make this the OD master, and our existing server a replica. It would probably be preferable if we could call the new server Macserver1 and rename the existing server (to Macserver2) but can you rename an OD Master?

What is the easiest way to do this w.r.t not having downtime or having to visit clients etc to re-bind?
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Not being an expert on this matter, I would still think that you should clone Macserver1 with Carbon Copy Cloner ( over to the new server and let it resume being the main server. Note that it should take over the old IP so you have to change it on the old server right after the cloning.
Then you have time to solve things regarding the old server. I am not sure you really have to change the name of the old server, but you probably would get closer to the right information from here: (there are some great discussions on this site)
PeteAuthor Commented:
we backed up OD settings using GUI and imported into the new server after turning off old server and giving the new server it's name.

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PeteAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for Petben030's comment #a39592588

for the following reason:

seemed to work...
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
I would think it was very, very close to what I suggested.
PeteAuthor Commented:
I'm not sure, there is a builtin backup OD option and I did have to keep the same server name for the client bindings. it also concerned me you saying 'not being an expert..'
don't get me wrong though, I appreciate any advice, if you want some points have some, I don't mind really. 250?
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
No, it's ok. Your point is valid. I don't really mind.
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