NetWare 5.1 to NetWare 6.5 Upgrade Question

I have a customer with a NetWare 5.1 Network.  They have a main location 
with with their primary NetWare 5.1 server, then they have multiple 
locations which also have their own individual NetWare 5.1 servers which 
are all part of the same tree.  They are looking to upgrade to NetWare 
6.5 and also install GroupWise 6.5.  They are also going to have one new 
additional server when they upgrade.  I am wondering which would be 
better, to start a new tree on the new server machine and 
migrate/recreate everything in the tree and somehow unjoin the old 
servers and rejoin them to the new tree.... OR ... Join the new NetWare 
6.5 server to the old tree after preparing it with the proper OS and 
edirectory upgrades, then upgrade each individual server to NetWare 6.5.  
I am curious which would be best, but also what would be involved with 
either scenario....should we choose that path.


2/20/2004 5:38:24 PM
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>I am wondering which would be better

Define "better" :) ... the second option you mention is vastly easier and
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2/22/2004 11:17:28 PM
If the second is vastly safer and easier, what all would be involved.  
What steps and order would you reccommend?

2/23/2004 4:27:02 PM
The deployment manager that comes with NW 6.5 will tell you if your current
tree is OK to accept 6.5. Use the NW6.5 Sp1a overlay install, available from
the download page on .
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2/23/2004 11:45:50 PM
If the tree is ready, or can be made ready by installing neccessary patches ,

(that would just be upgrading service pack to 6 and upgrading edirectory to
8.6 right?) --- If so, they are now using nds 8.82-- watch patches for
edirectory would they need?)

Would you reccommend upgrading existing servers to 6.5 first or installing
new server with 6.5 into tree first.  

What steps would you reccomend for transferring files from old primary
server to new primary server?

Thanks for all your help.
2/24/2004 3:00:49 PM
Please see my new updated revised post Labeled something like "Help With 
Large NetWare 5.1 to NetWare 6.5 Upgrade"

2/24/2004 4:50:37 PM
You don't need eDir 8.6 before implementing 6.5. Yes, SP6 or SP7 would be
required though.

If you have new hardware to implement at the same time, then yes I'd put 6.5
Sp1a on that first.

Use the Migration Wizard 7.1 for transferring files etc.
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2/24/2004 11:10:07 PM

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