Connecting migRaven to Novell

migRaven can be used for migrating Novell file server structures to Microsoft. The advantage of migrating with migRaven is the automatic transfer of the authorizations to Microsoft for the timely structuring of all necessary authorization groups and list authorizations so that the access authorizations under Windows function exactly as under Novell.

In order to collect authorization information from your Novell servers, two paths are used:

1. Transfer of the trustee files from the Novell server

Depending on your Novell version, the trustee-data can be extracted using different methods.

In Netware, CSV-file can be generated with the Trustee.nlmwhich contains the required trustee information. However, the content of the file must be modified for migRaven.

On Open Enterprise Server, the trustee-files already exist with the name .trustee_database.xml, For the conversion into a CSV file, we have made available a PowerShell script. Please note that Novell has changed the structure of the xml file in the course of time, and therefore the PowerShell script must be adapted to your OES version.

For both server operating systems, whether Netware or OES, it is common for every volume there to be a specific trustee file. It contains the directory names, the permissions on that and the authorized users, groups and OUs. These files, as already mentioned, are converted into a CSV file and can thus be processed as a table in migRaven.

These files do not contain the members of the groups and OUs. Therefore a second step is necessary.

2. A LDAP link to the Novell server

Via an LDAP interface, the link to the Novell eDirectory is created. more Over migRaven can determine the container members. In addition to this, the parameters for the connection setup to the Novell server must be specified in the group configuration with the rider "Novell".

Three specifications are required:

- The address of the Novell Server (IP address or server name) with LDAP port, for example 389.

- The user name with fully qualified name (DN), for example CN = admin, OU = Berlin, O = aikux.

The admin who logged in must be in the same organization (o = company) as the groups and users, which are to be dissolved.

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You should save the data here. The parameters are still available after a program update.

The password is not stored. You must specify it again in case of each project for Novel migration.

For the groups and containers specified in the .trustee_database, migRaven collects the member names from the eDirectory of the Novell Server. then migRaven These are also known as users in the Active Directory of the Windows Server. If not, it is acknowledged with an error message in the status column.

Find further information in the Work instruction for Novell Migration with migRaven..

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