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RE: migrating user accounts to Linux



I don't follow why 

#ypcat passwd > /tmp/passwd

won't give you the starting point..?  as in, usernames, ids, shells, etc.

But I'm not a NIS expert by any metric.  Heck, I still top-post!  ;)

Regards,

Gavin McDonald
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-
> bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Tenacious One
> Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 7:43 PM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: migrating user accounts to Linux
> 
> Marcelino,
> In AIX, is it possible to migrate the users to a CSV file? Then you could
> load the user accounts with a script, unless there are other settings that
> your trying to migrate as well?
> 
>  On 10/11/05, Marcelino Mata <mmata multimatic com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have searched but I have not come across anything which suggest how to
> > accomplish a migration of user accounts from traditional UNIX to Linux
> > or Redhat. Maybe the answer is obvious and I'm looking to hard.
> >
> > I have about 100 user accounts under AIX 4.3.3. I want to move the user
> > accounts to RHEL 3.0. The AIX server is a NIS master to about 25
> > Solaris and AIX clients. What would the easiest way to accomplish this?
> > Make the RHEL server a NIS slave to import the user accounts with
> > passwords? The goal would be to shutdown the AIX server once the user
> > and client computer migration has completed. I am less concerned about
> > the NIS client setup since I can do it on computer by computer basis.
> > If there is not an AIX specific method, what steps would someone use
> > from Solaris or HP-UX to RHEL. Any tips/suggestion on what does not
> > work well would be help.
> >
> > Thanks for the help,
> >
> > Marcelino
> >
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