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NAME - Directory Server Migration script

SYNOPSIS [--options] -- [args]


       Directory  Server  Migration  script  -  migrates Directory Server from
       older releases to the current release.

       This script will copy instances (data and configuration) from  the  old
       server  root  directory to their new FHS locations.  This script does a
       copy only - the data in the old instances will be left untouched.   The
       old  instances  must be shutdown first to ensure that the databases are
       copied safely.   During  migration  your  migrated  instances  will  be


       A summary of options is included below:

       --help This message

              Print the version and exit

              Turn on debugging

              The old server root directory to migrate from

       --actualsroot This is the old location of the old server root.

              Use silent setup - no user input

              Use the file 'name' in .inf format to supply the default answers

              Do not delete the temporary .inf file generated by this program

              Log  migration  messages  to  this file - otherwise, a temp file
              will be used

              By default, all directory server  instances  will  be  migrated.
              You  can  use  this  argument  to  specify  one or more (e.g. -i
              slapd-foo -i slapd-bar) if you do not want  to  migrate  all  of

              See below.

       For all options, you can also use the short name e.g. -h, -d, etc.  For
       the -d argument, specifying it more than once will increase  the  debug
       level e.g. -ddddd

       args: You can supply default .inf data in this format:





              "slapd.Suffix=dc=example, dc=com"

       Values passed in this manner will override values in an .inf file given
       with the -f argument.

       actualsroot: This is used when you must migrate  from  one  machine  to
       another.   The  usual case is that you have mounted the old server root
       on a different root directory,  either  via  a  network  mount,  or  by
       copying a tarball made using a relative directory on the source machine
       to the destination machine and untarring it.

       For example: machineA is a 32bit machine, and you want to migrate  your
       servers  to  a  new 64bit machine.  Lets assume your old server root on
       machineA was /opt/myds, and your new machine also wants to use a server
       root  of  /opt/myds.   There are a couple of different ways to proceed.
       Either make a tarball of opt/myds from machineA using a  relative  path
       (i.e.  NOT  /opt/myds)  or  use  NFS  to  mount machineA:/opt/myds on a
       different mount point (e.g. machineB:/migration/opt/myds).

       If you do this, you should give the old "real" server root  (/opt/myds)
       as  the  --actualsroot  argument,  and  use /migration/opt/myds for the
       --oldsroot argument.  That is, the oldsroot is the physical location of
       the files on disk.  The actualsroot is the old value of the server root
       on the source machine.

       cross: Also known as crossplatform, or 'c', or 'x'.  This is  when  the
       source  machine  is  a  different  architecture  than  the  destination
       machine.  In this  case,  only  certain  data  will  be  available  for
       migration.   Changelog  information  will not be migrated, and replicas
       will need to be reinitialized (if migrating  masters  or  hubs).   This
       type  of  migration  requires  that all of your old databases have been
       dumped to LDIF format, and  the  LDIF  file  must  be  in  the  default
       database  directory (usually /opt/fedora-ds/slapd-instance/db), and the
       LDIF file must have the same name as the database  instance  directory,
       with a ".ldif".  For example, if you have


       you must first use db2ldif to export these databases to LDIF e.g.

              cd /opt/fedora-ds/slapd-instance
              ./db2ldif -n userRoot -a /opt/fedora-ds/slapd-instance/db/userRoot.ldif and
              ./db2ldif -n NetscapeRoot -a /opt/fedora-ds/slapd-instance/db/NetscapeRoot.ldif

       Then you must somehow make your old server root directory available on
       the destination machine, either by creating a tar archive on the source
       and copying it to the destination, or by network mounting the source
       directory on the destination machine.

AUTHOR was written by the 389 Project.


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       Copyright © 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
       This manual page was written by Michele Baldessari
       <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by
       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it under the
       terms of the Directory Server license found in the LICENSE file of this
       software distribution.  This license is essentially the GNU General
       Public License version 2 with an exception for plug-in distribution.

                                 May 18, 2008                 MIGRATE-DS.PL(8)