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By stacydev ·
We have a NetWare 3.2 server that we are migrating to NT. I am trying to decide what is the best way to perform the migration. I was planning on using the NT Migration tool, but one of my co-workers was told that he has been told it is a nightmareto use NWCONV and we would be better off to just copy the data over and apply the security manually afterwords.

The users already exist on the NT side, but the groups would have to be recreated. My understanding is that the migration tool would move the data and permissions. The migration tool can also move volumes separately I believe.

What are some of the pitfalls we could hit on both sides? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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by tigre_269 In reply to NetWare Migration

At my previous company, we migrated from Netware 3.12 to NT 4. I too was warned by reliable resources that the NWCONV utility was not the way to go. We ended up going the manual route. Since we were migrating platforms, we took this opportunity to clean up the directory structure. So we had to engineer from the ground up. Our primary challenge was understading the differences in the way Netware and NT handle they're directory structure and rights/permissions.

One important note, NT doesnot handle permissions like Netware. With Netware, you share out a folder, every file and folder below the shared folder will share the same rights unless IRM's are applied(I've never used them). With NT, there are "share level" and "file level" permissions. In concert, the most restrictive of the two will apply. Ex. You assign a group(Tax), Full Control permissions to a shared folder(Finance). Just say this folder is a departmental share, and there are sub-folders. You want to limit the Tax group to information that only applies to them and v/versa. You apply the Tax group the appropriate permissions only on the subfolders they need access to. If they try to access any subfolders they do not have access to, they will be denied.We created a development environment, seperate from the LAN, duplicated a Netware server and an NT server then tested from there. Sorry for being verbose. Good luck.

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by zchris In reply to NetWare Migration

i'ld use the nt-converter. if you have to deal with permissions its the best way

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