Sun Java System Communications Services 6 2005Q4 Schema Migration Guide

Domain Provisioning During an Incremental Migration

If you must create a new domain during an incremental migration, create it in Schema 1, by using a 5.x (Schema 1) provisioning tool. Of course, the new domain must be managed by a server still configured to use Schema 1.

This rule assumes that the front-end servers are configured to use Schema 1 until the entire directory has been migrated to Schema 2. A front-end server configured for Schema 1 can look up user entries in an existing domain that was migrated to Schema 2; the front-end server uses the DC Tree, which still contains the old routing information to the user entries.

However, if you create a new domain with a Schema 2 provisioning tool, no domain information will exist in the DC Tree. The front-end server will be unable to find the new domain information in the Organization Tree and will not find the new user entries.

At some point in the migration, the new domain must be migrated to Schema 2 and its managing server(s) reconfigured to use Schema 2.