29.3 Migration Procedure

Migration of NTP configuration can be done from the Migration Tool or through the command line.

The migration procedure reads the NetWare NTP/Timesync configuration file and maps its parameters to the equivalents in NTP Linux. During the migration process, the existing ntp.conf file is backed up and saved as ntp.conf.old in the /etc directory and the new parameters are saved in /etc/ntp.conf. If NTP is already configured on the target server while configuring eDirectory, this configuration is overwritten.

29.3.1 Using the Migration Tool to Migrate Servers

  1. Launch the Migration Tool in one of the following ways:

    Desktop: Click Computer > More Applications > System > Novell Migration Tools

    Terminal: Log in as the root user and at a terminal prompt, enter miggui

  2. Configure the source and target parameters.

    For details on configuring source and target server information, selecting a migration type, loading and saving a project, and all buttons, see Section 2.0, Overview of the Migration GUI.

  3. Select Novell NTP from Services and click Configure. The status changes from Not Configured to Ready.

  4. Click Migrate to start the migration process. The status changes from Migrating to Migrated.

    NOTE:Use the Status > Logs tab to check for errors during migration. Fix the errors and restart the migration procedure if necessary.

29.3.2 Using the Command Line to Migrate Servers

To run the NTP migration utility through the command line, run the following command on the target server with the required parameters:

migtime -s <source IP address>

For example:

migtime -s xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx