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Re: Migration from Novell eDirectory to OpenLDAP

Stefan-Michael Guenther wrote:
> has anyone on this list migrated the data of a Novell eDirectory into an
> OpenLDAP Server?

Yes. I did this for a migration pilot project. The server contained user,
personal and organizational data.

> Our first problem is that the schemas files of the eDirectoy contains
> nearly the same information as the schema files of OpenLDAP, but the
> structure of these files is completly different.

I'd recommend to use the schema files shipped with OpenLDAP since the schema
is slightly different anyway. Depending on the data you may have to sanitize
the data (e.g. all Novell-specific attrs for access control etc.). You might
have to clarify some things with your customers though.

I had to extend the OpenLDAP schema with custom schema and I wrote a small
custom script in Python which sanitized the LDIF export for import to OpenLDAP.

If you have some experience this can be done within a couple of hours.

Ciao, Michael.

Michael Ströder
Karlsruhe, Germany
E-Mail: michael@stroeder.com