SUMMARY: Moving NIS+ master to another server

From: Kevin O'Brien (
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 15:07:40 CST

Thank you to all the replied, especially: Stan Francis, John Weekley, Demian
Hanks, Dan O'Mahony, and David Foster.

Original post:
I am going to be moving the NIS+ master to a new server and need to move all
the necessary files, however I'm not sure the best way to do this. Does
anyone have any suggestions?

Solution: Well, it is all contained in the SunSolve pages, namely #21287,
#11742, and #11988. The basic steps are to use nisaddent -d to dump the
NIS+ information to text files, transfer them to the new server, and then
use nispopulate to add the info back in. Hopefully, it goes as smoothly as

Thanks again,

Kevin O'Brien
Systems/Network Administrator
E! Online
323.692.4742 work
323.692.6565 fax

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