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From Emmanuel Lecharny <elecha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Migrating from Oracle Internet Directory
Date Wed, 12 Mar 2008 23:24:19 GMT
Alex Karasulu wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 6:35 PM, Emmanuel Lecharny <elecharny@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>   
>> Alex Karasulu wrote:
>>     
>>> Hi Salvio,
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:04 PM, Salvio Sergi <ssergi@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Hi Guys,
>>>>
>>>> is it possible to migrate from Oracle Internet Directory to Apache
>>>> Directory Server?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Should be possible sure.  I think OID is not as bad as going from AD to
>>> ApacheDS.  Has been a while since I looked at OID though.  Should be
>>>       
>> pretty
>>     
>>> straight forward from what  I can remember.  Just give it a try and move
>>> your schema over and see.  LDAP is LDAP (unless you're talking AD) and
>>>       
>> in
>>     
>>> theory it should work.
>>>
>>>       
>> Yes, this is definitively possible, but this will require some work, for
>> sure. Basically, as I said in another mail, you will have to :
>> - convert the schema from OID to ADS/OpenLDAP format
>> - export/import the data (easy: LDIF)
>> - check the syntaxCheckers and comparators used in OID, eventually write
>> the same in ADS.
>>
>>     
>
> This presumes you want all Oracle specific schema elements.  He just wants
> to move his application specific schema which many just be using a few
> elements.  This is not at all so monumental a task.  Most likely the
> matchingRules and syntaxes already exist and it's just a matter of creating
> the objectClasses and attributeTypes which can be done immediately.
>   
True. I just tried to envision the worst possible case ;)
> We have everything in place even to do this dynamically by adding these
> schema elements even without stopping the server.
>
> I have to write more user level information about the dynamic schema
> subsystem.  I should have done this after writing it and we're paying for
> that since not many people know what this thing can do.
>   

btw, another GSoC potential project : Automated Migration Tools !



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cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny
www.iktek.com
directory.apache.org



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