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We have one site in the UK running a network of 5.1 servers IP only, no IPX. The other site in Sweden has a network of mixed 4.11 & 5.1, with IP & IPX. Both sites have a separate NDS tree.
We want to merge the 2 trees to 1 tree.
1 - Can this be done without adding IPX to the IP-only site? I mean does the NDS sync work with mixed IP & IPX? I guess that a 4.11 IPX only server can not sync the NDS with a 5.1 IP-only server, right?!
2 - NDS for the mixed 4.11/5.1 network is 6.09 (4.11) and 8.59 (5.1), the master of is 8.59
NDS for the pure IP 5.1 network is 8.59
Can I use dsmerge? If not how then do the merge of the 2 trees?
I understand that dsmerge can not be used in NDS8 - correct?

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by mc.holmes In reply to tree merge

You've got a lot of issues here! Let me try to help out a bit.

It's true, NDS8 doesn't support DSMERGE. TID 10059053 addresses this However, if your servers holding the master of the root partition don't have NDS8, you're ok. See TID 10011011 at support.novell.com. for all the issues i.e. NDS versions, time sync issues, partitions, schema, etc.
Additionally, there is an upgrade available for NDS8 which has dsmerge functionality. This is NDS ver 8.5. See TID 10026433 for a description and TID 10024445 on instructions to download.

As to the protocols, you probably don't want to deploy IPX at the UK site because of increased traffic over your wan links. Consider using compatibility mode (CMD). See TID 2949484. "The CMD driver provides IPX connectivity over IP networks and allows applications using the IPX stack to function in a pure IP network."

Have fun.

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by estebandelatorre In reply to tree merge

1.- IP is enough.
Maka the two 5.1 sync each other, and the 5.1 in Sweden have sync with the 4.11 (as I suppose they are now.)
2.- Same DS version on both trees, same SP level
3.- Establish time sync between the two sites
4.- The schemas must be the same in both sites, so import schema from the most complete & new site to the other.
5.- Now you can start DSmerge and TRY to perform the merge.(of course to a separate container).
The problems arrise if you have same domain names /container names and some other strange situations. check at:
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/search.pl?database_name=kb&type=HTML&docid=%03cF101165%3a983299738%3a%20%28%20merge%20tree%20%29%20%20AND%20%28%20productClass%20%3d%20%28%22NetWare%22%20%22Novell%20Directory%20Services%22%29%20%29%20%20%07%01%00&byte_count=34508

Nice night!

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