eDirectory version + migrating from Netware 5.1 to Netware 6.5
I planned on migrating from Netware 5.1 to netware 6.5
My edirectory version is 8.6.2 (DS 10330.03)
I saw that one of the requirements is to have at least eDir 8.6.2
So my question is : Do I have to upgrade my netware 5.1 servers to eDir
126.96.36.199 to ensure the upgrade to work well?
> So my question is : Do I have to upgrade my netware 5.1 servers to eDir
> 188.8.131.52 to ensure the upgrade to work well?
No. 8.6.2 SP4 should suffice.
- Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE
NSC Volunteer Sysop (http://support-for...Netware 5.1 (nds 8.51) to Netware 6.5 edirectory
I am planning to upgrade novell netware 5.1 with sp6 and nds 8.51 (not
to Netware 6.5. I have 20 servers all with the same version/level. What
are the best way to achieve this? I am having few concerns about the nds
version and do we need to update the nds first or directly upgrade to
netware 6.5 as it is now?
> I am planning to upgrade novell netware 5.1 with sp6 and nds 8.51 (not
> to Netware 6.5. I have 20 servers all with the same version/level. What
> are the best way to achieve this? I am having few concerns about the nds
...Migration from Netware 5.0 to Netware 6.5
I am install new hardware and new netware. The old server is running
NW5.0 and the new one will be running NW 6.5. Is ther an easy way to
move users and data from the old server to the new one. I know that I
will not be able to move the printer and will have to set all of them on
the new server. We have about 800 users on the old server.
I think the current Server Consolidation and Migration tool supports a
If not, you may need to get the earlier 6.5 Migration Wizard -- it is
available in the cool tools area.
Novell Support Connectio...Netware 5.0 to Netware 6.5 migration
My corporation recently acquired a company with a single Netware 5.0
server. We have already installed a new Netware 6.5 server at their
location that is part of our global eDirectory tree. Their old NW 5.0
server is on its own indepentent tree. What is the best method to migrate
their users, groups, data, trustees, and printers to our global tree. We
have already created a container for them in our global tree. I looked at
the SCMT tool from Novell but I think it is designed to migrate/upgrade
servers that are in the same tree. Any suggestions besides a manual
creation of user...netware 5.0 server into netware 6 edirectory 8.7.1 tree
I posted this in the NETWARE 6 forum also, but posting it here may be more
relevant. I have a single school on a Netware 5.0 server and want to
merge them into a Netware 6.0 sp3 tree of 7 different servers and running
edirectory 8.7.1. From what I read on the site about mergin with
edirectory 8.7.1, both the target tree and the source tree must have the
same edirectory version. BUt edir 8.7.1 says you need 5.1 or later
netware server and I do not have that. Is there a way for me to merge the
netware 5.0 tree as source into the netware 6 tree without having to first
upgrade...Netware 5.0+Groupwise 6.0 -->> Netware 6.0+Groupwise 6.5
We've got a Netware 5.0 server running Groupwise 6.0 and we would like
upgrade it to Netware 6.0 with Groupwise 6.5. What's the safest way of
doing this? We've got a spare server where we can dump things
Should we upgrade Groupwise first or Netware?
Scott Le Brun
Computer Operations Co-ordinator
Mount Scopus Memorial College
> Should we upgrade Groupwise first or Netware?
Personally, I'd upgrade Netware first, make sure GW works in it's
current config and then upgrade GW....Netware 5.0 sp6.0a to Netware 6.5 sp6.0 migration
When verifying my migration project the Novell Migration Wizart version
8.1.5 I get the following error.
File 'SYS:INSTALL' on BHS_SERVER was not found.
--- Error caused by a NetWare API error ---
Network error: Path invalid
(Error code: 0X899c Function Name: NWGetEffectiveRightsExt)
I have gone through all of the pre-migration steps and everything
checks out fine up until this poing. Any help would be greatly
Check the following document on general migration recommendations;
http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/Migration_W...Migration from Netware 5.0 to Netware 6.5 #2
If I use Novell's migration utility to migrate froma Netware 5.0 server
to a new Netware 6.5 server will it just copy everything or will it move
it? I would like to know if everything does not go correctly will I
still be able to use my Netware 5.0 server?
> If I use Novell's migration utility to migrate froma Netware 5.0 server
> to a new Netware 6.5 server will it just copy everything or will it move
> it? I would like to know if everything does not go correctly will I
> still be able to use my Netware 5.0 server?
Copy. Please see the migration wizar...Netware 5.0 to Netware 6.5
What are the minimum SP levels for 5.0 in order
to install Netware 6.5 into a existing Netware 5.0 tree.
I would patch NW50 to the latest SP. Then run the deployment manager from
the NetWare 6.5 CD. It will give you an idea what will be needed on your
<email@example.com> wrote in message
> What are the minimum SP levels for 5.0 in order
> to install Netware 6.5 into a existing Netware 5.0 tree.
Use the deployment manager to verify system levels.
Also download the...Netware 5.0 to Netware 6.5
We would like to upgrade our Netware 5.0 server to Netware 6.5, and I
looking for a plan of attack. Attempts thus far have failed:
We have 5.0 on a 38G drive partitioned into several volumes, with
38G partitioned into a couple of volumes available for other data, and
unused 8G drive. Everything is backed up to tape. We use the
to run Groupwise, and the Netscape enterprise web server also.
If I boot the 6.5CD from DOS, it will let me install a new 6.5 server.
Not what I want.
If I mount it in NW5.0, and use the GUI to install it, it fails with...Netware 5 to Netware 6.5 migration
I was reading on the migration pdf file about migrating from Netware 5 to
Netware 6.5 and one section states that the minimum requirement is Netware
5.0 and another section states Netware 5.1 with service pack 6.
Along with different NDS versions and edir versions being supported.
This migation would be an across the wire migration to new hardware.
Any concrete minimum requirements would be great to have before an upgrade
the migration wizard 8 supports a nw5.0 to nw6.5 migration.
...Netware 6.5 and netware 5.0
Currently have a number of 5.0 servers - 1 tree. I want to introduce two
6.5 servers into this tree running Edirectory 8.7. Can I do this, and what
is the best procedure ? Do I need to update the 5.0 servers (Patches, DS.
nlms). I am not going to install Edirectory on the 5.0 servers - don't
think I can anyway.
Do I need to extend the schema on the existing 5.0 servers before
introducing 6.5 servers and Edir 8.7 into this tree ?
> Currently have a number of 5.0 servers - 1 tree. I want to introduce two
> 6.5 servers into this tree running Edirectory 8.7. Can ...Upgrade Netware 5.0 to Netware 6.5
I have a netware 5.0 (no sp) with ds 7.45 on a Compaq Proliant 3000.
This server is alone on my tree.
I want migrate this server to Netware 6.5 to a Compaq dl 380 G2.
What is the best method ?
Thanks for answer
You will need to deploy updates on the 5.0 server prior to running the
Migration Wizard. No SP's at all on the 5.0 server? That is rare indeed.
Also, how many users on this server and how much data?
Novell Support Connection Volunteer Sysop
config.txt give this :
Novell NetWare 5.00...Netware 6.5 in a Netware 5.0 Tree
I posted earlier last week and followed the advice however, it blew up
during the renaming of the new/old servers before reboot(using the
migration wizard). We had to back out and reinstall directory services on
the old server and now we are back to where we were before. We still have
to do the migration and 6.5 is very new to us.
We have a multiple netware 5.0 servers. Our portion of the tree has 4
Netware 5.0 servers with SP6a installed. We also have 2 Netware 4.12
servers (also fully patched). All of these servers have local attached
storaged. We pur...