There are a number of documents and articles that explain how to use the OES2 migration tools and especially the new GUI migration tool from OES2 SP1. However all these articles just tell you how to use the tools in “normal” situations, and there is very little troubleshooting information available to help you when things don’t go as expected. Now the truth is that the migration tools as included with the release of OES2 SP1 are still far from robust and you are quite likely to encounter problems when using them.
So the scope of this document is not to give you a step by step guide on how to do migrations. There is the official documentation and a number of other documents that tell cover the various migration steps more than adequately. Instead, this document tries to give you more background information how the migration tools work and interact with each other and what kind of problems you might encounter and how to deal with these problems. It also gives you a number of recommendations that might help you avoid some problems and allow things to go smoother. Be aware that this document is based on the state of the migration tools as they are with the release of OES2 SP1. A number of bugs have already been fixed in the migration tools, but these fixes are not yet available to the public at the moment of writing this document. Of course, the recommendations do not hurt in case where bugs are fixed later on, and it is always better to be safe than sorry.
This document mainly targets the use of the migration tools to migrate from NetWare to Linux, but most of the document should also be relevant for Linux to Linux migrations.
The actual document is a wiki page that is continuously updated and can be found at: http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/NetWare_to_OES2
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.