The database formats of the two Directory Server versions are incompatible. Thus, if you are a Directory Server 5.1 user, Sun recommends that you migrate your database to a database that is formatted for the Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1.
To perform a migration, both versions of the Directory Server must exist in the system that has been upgraded to the Solaris 10 OS. If you are a DS 5.1 user, but are using the compressed archive (.tar.gz) delivery format, you can skip immediately to the migration instructions in Step 2.
On a terminal window, check whether iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 packages are present in your system.
$ pkginfo | grep IPLT
If the following packages appear as output, then you can go to Step 2 to proceed with the migration. The output indicates that the iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 packages are in the system.
system IPLTadcon Administration Server Console system IPLTadman Administration Server Documentation system IPLTadmin Administration Server system IPLTcons Console Client Base system IPLTdscon Directory Server Console system IPLTdsman Directory Server Documentation system IPLTdsr Directory Server (root) system IPLTdsu Directory Server (usr) system IPLTjss Network Security Services for Java system IPLTnls Nationalization Languages and Localization Support system IPLTnspr Portable Runtime Interface system IPLTnss Network Security Services system IPLTpldap PerLDAP $
If the packages do not exist, then install the iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 packages first. Refer to the 4-step procedure in the preceding section Installing Directory Server 5.1. After installation is complete, go to Step 2 to proceed with the migration.
Migrate your iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 database to the current version. For instructions, refer to the documentation collection for the Sun Java System Directory Server at http://docs.sun.com/coll/DirectoryServer_05q1.
After migrating your data, make sure you continue to back up directory data in the same way as you backed up directory data before migration. Future disaster recovery might require the migrated database.