SUMMARY: How to upgrade a NIS+ server from Solaris8 to Solaris 9

From: Abeysekera, Krishani <>
Date: Fri Jan 23 2004 - 09:59:18 EST
Thank you to Daryl McKinnon, who had 2 suggestions. I plan to work on this
next week. The suggestions are as follows:

Option 1:

	Use the following steps to make a copy of the NIS+ files before the
	(I would suggest single user mode):

	# tar cf /nis_save.tar /var/nis /etc/.rootkey /etc/nsswitch.conf

	Then after the upgrade, again in single user mode, untar the files.
	should be ok (I've done this a few times).

	Of course I'd make a backup of the entire system just in case
anything else
	went wrong.

Option 2:

	You could also make a standard NIS+ client, make it a replica server
and promote it to a master. You would have to downgradee the original master
to a normal client. Then upgrade the OS on the old master, and point to the
new server for NIS+ services. Once the upgrade is done, you can promote it
back to being a master server.

Krishani Abeysekera.
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Received on Fri Jan 23 09:59:06 2004

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