20.2 Migrating CIFS to OES 11 SP3

This section describes how to migrate CIFS from an OES 2 SP3 or OES 11 environment to OES 11 SP3.

Before you proceed with the migration, review Section 20.2.2, Prerequisites. In this section, the source server refers to an OES 2 SP3 or OES 11 server, and the target server refers to an OES 11 SP3 server.

20.2.1 What Is Migrated

  • Server configuration information

  • Shares

  • Contexts

20.2.2 Prerequisites

20.2.3 Migration Procedure

  1. Migrating Server Configuration information:

    In the case of ID Swap, on the target server using iManager, replicate the following server properties:

    • Name

    • Comment

    • Domain/Workgroup

    • Support for Oplocks

    • Support for DFS

  2. Migrating Share information:

    During the migration process, all shares except the shares that have been manually added are migrated. To replicate the shares that are manually added, use the CIFS iManager plug-in. For more information, see Managing CIFS Shares in the OES 11 SP3: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.

  3. Migrating Context information:

    Manual: Copy the context file /etc/opt/novell/cifs/cifsctxs.conf from the source server to the target server.

    iManager: Using the CIFS iManager plug-in, replicate the CIFS user's context. For details, see Configuring a CIFS User Context in the OES 11 SP3: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.

    NOTE:After completing the migration, ensure that you reconfigure the CIFS service using yast2 novell-cifs or the iManager Add Context task to add the contexts to the cifsctxs.conf file, before you enable the subtree search feature.

  4. Copying the CIFS configuration file:

    Copy the /etc/opt/novell/cifs/cifs.conf file from the source to the target server.

    CIFS configuration settings are stored in eDirectory and configuration files. During Transfer ID migration, the settings in eDirectory are migrated automatically, whereas the settings stored in the configuration files are not. To migrate them manually, copy the cifs.conf file to the target server.

  5. Restart the CIFS server using the rcnovell-cifs restart command.

  6. Proceed with the proxy migration. For services using the common proxy, see Services that Are Using Common Proxy. For services using the service specific proxy, see Services that Are Using Service-Specific Proxy.

20.2.4 Post Transfer ID Migration Procedure

OES 2 SP3 or OES 11 to OES 11 SP3

After performing the migration steps in Transfer ID Migration Procedure, perform the following tasks:

Restarting the CIFS service

  1. Run the following command to restart the service:

    rcnovell-cifs restart

Re-enabling Pass-through Information Levels Capability

  1. If you have enabled pass-through information levels capability on the target server, copying the cifs.conf file might overwrite the settings. To re-enable it on the target server after the migration is complete, run the novcifs -info-level-passthru=yes command.

Enabling the “Share volumes by default” Option

After migration of the CIFS service to OES 11 SP3, default shares will not be mounted by CIFS.

  1. View the list of all available share points, using the command novcifs -sl.

  2. Check the status of the "Share volumes by default" attribute, using the command novcifs --list-servers.

  3. Enable the “Share volumes by default” attribute, using the command novcifs --share-vols-default=<netbios name of the physical or virtual server> --value=yes.

    For example, novcifs --share-vols-default=BLR8-192.168_W --value=yes.

20.2.5 Verifying the Migration

After you have migrated the Novell CIFS services to the OES 11 SP3 target, verify that the migration process is complete by doing the following: