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Posted: 21 Sep 2005
 

The Perfect Connection
Migrating without the Migraine Part 2: iFolder and iPrint on Novell Linux

by Linda Kennard
Novell Connection Magazine - September/October 2005

Here's an excerpt:

The time is right to migrate to Linux, but the question is, where do you start—and how? Novell has a few ideas. This is the second article in a three-part series that describes six straight-forward migration projects. For each project you read about in this series, you'll walk away with an understanding of what you need to learn, know and do to install a specific network service on a server running Novell Open Enterprise Server for Linux.

Open Enterprise Server offers both NetWare 6.5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 in one package, allowing you to incorporate one or both of these platforms into your network. With Open Enterprise Server, NetWare and Linux coexist peacefully, enabling you to run both side by side without a hitch. (See Livin' in Perfect Harmony.) Regardless of the platform (or platforms) you choose, Open Enterprise Server offers all of the staple Novell services including networking, identity, communication, collaboration and application services.

The first article described the steps required to install Open Enterprise Server for Linux complete with Novell eDirectory into an existing tree. It also provided an overview of the steps required to migrate Novell Storage Services (NSS) from an existing server running NetWare 5.1 or later to Open Enterprise Server for Linux. (See "Blow Your Mind", Novell Connection, July/August 2005.)

With that baseline understanding as its launch pad, this article takes a look at the steps involved in moving print and personal storage services to Linux. Specifically, this article provides an overview of the steps you take to upgrade Novell queue-based printing on a server running NetWare 5.1 or later to Novell iPrint on Open Enterprise Server for Linux Support Pack (SP) 1. It also describes how to deploy Open Enterprise Server for Linux SP1 as a standalone Novell iFolder 3.1 server.

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