Sun Java System Calendar Server 6.3 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Perform a Test Dry Run

  1. Install Calendar Server 6.3 (if necessary) on the staging server.

  2. Copy a snapshot of your calendar database to the staging server.

  3. Mimic your production LDAP environment on the staging server by performing the following tasks:

    • Install Directory Server.

    • Install a snapshot of the LDAP database on this server.

  4. Run to configure the staging Directory Server.

  5. Run to configure the staging Calendar Server.

  6. Log in as icsuser (or, if its different, log in as the Calendar Server runtime user ID specified during configuration). If you run csmig as superuser (root), you might need to reset the permissions for the migrated files.

  7. Change to the cal-svr-base/SUNWics5/cal/sbin directory.

  8. Run the csdb check command to check your database for corruption. If corruption is indicated, run csdb rebuild to rebuild the database.

  9. Consider creating a catchall calid for user calendars that don’t have an owner. For example, the following command creates a user with the calid of orphan:

    ./csuser -g orphan -s adminuser -y password -l en -c orphan create orphan
  10. Stop the Calendar Server using the stop-cal command (if necessary).


  11. Run csmig with the -dryrun option. For example, you might enter:

    ./csmig -b -o csmig.out -e csmig.errors
     -m -c orphan -r calmaster dryrun

    This command assigns user calendars without an owner (orphan calendars) to the owner orphan and resource calendars without an owner to the owner calmaster.

  12. Check the output mapping file ( The mapping file lists entries that need to be updated in the LDAP schema.

  13. Check the output, mapping, and error files. Resolve any LDAP issues or errors that you find. Determine how you will handle any unresolved calendars before the actual migration.

    Several options are:

    • Delete any unneeded calendars before you migrate.

    • Assign owners to any unresolved calendars.

    • Allow csmig to assign owners to the calendars during migration using the -c and -r options.

  14. Run csmig to migrate your staging calendar database.

    For example, the following command migrates the calendar database to the /var/opt/SUNWics5/testcsdb/ directory:

    ./csmig -t /var/opt/SUNWics5/testcsdb/ -b 
    -o csmig.out -e csmig.errors -m -c orphan 
    -r calmaster migrate
  15. After the test migration is finished, perform these steps to check out the newly migrated calendar database.

    1. Copy the migrated database to the /csdb directory specified by the caldb.berkeleydb.homedir.path parameter. Or, edit this parameter to point to the new location of the migrated database.

    2. Run csdb check on the new calendar database. The number of events and todos in the migrated database should match the pre-migration totals.

    3. Search for icsCalendarOwned entries and make sure that the entries match the pre-migration number of calendars.

    4. Log in to Communications Express and verify some of the calendars in the migrated database.

      If the test migration is successful, you are ready to migrate your production database.