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Re: DSEE to OpenLDAP
Thanks to all of you for the advise.
Howard is correct, when using dsconf to export the DSEE catalog, you get
some "special" SUN-ONLY attributes, which are not supported/formatted
correctly, and therefore cant be imported using slapadd. I read somewhere
about stripping those out before performing the import, although I'm not
sure whether I would actually need the data stored in these attributes...
Using ldapadd sounds like the way to go, although I'm not sure how this
helps me "filter" the special SUN-ONLY attributes... Just ensures I don¹t
feed garbage into my new shiny openldap catalog :)
Bills idea of performing a ldapsearch from the openldap box, and somehow
feeding that to slapadd/ldapadd sounds like a good plan, but not sure
about the best way to get this done...
Will do some more reading, but if anyone has some tips, I'm all ears.
On 21/03/11 8:55 PM, "Howard Chu" <email@example.com> wrote:
>Bill MacAllister wrote:
>>>> I'm not sure that replication between the two is an option (although
>>>> love it if it was :), so I have looked into exporting the current DSEE
>>>> environment to a LDIF, and attempted to then import it into openldap
>>>> (using slapadd), but ran into a few issues...
>>>> The issue I'm currently stuck on is getting the data in the LDIF into
>>>> format that can be imported using slapadd. Currently, I have issues
>>>> automounts, pwdReset attribs etc etc...
>> Why can't you just use ldapsearch on the existing directory and use that
>> as input to slapadd?
>slapadd is meant for well-formed LDIF input, mainly from slapcat. DSEE is
>known to not support schema checking of any kind, therefore any LDIF you
>obtain from it will most likely be full of garbage and not well-formed.
>such, you should only use ldapadd to import it, so you get full error
>on the import.
>> Of course, that only gets you the data. I would bet that the real issue
>> will be getting the access controls correct.
> -- Howard Chu
> CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
> Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
> Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/