The Question is:
I have to migrate all the user profiles from an old VAX running OpenVMS V6.2 to
a new DS20 running OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1. This involves the migration of
SYSUAF.DAT, RIGHTSLIST.DAT and VMSMAIL_PROFILE.DATA.
The question: is the format of these files compatible between OpenVMS VAX V6.2
and OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1? In other words, can I simply copy the user records
from the old files to the new files? (there are no duplicate entries, since
the new files come from
a newly installed system - obviously I will not copy records such as
"DEFAULT", "SYSTEM", "SYSTEST", etc). I plan to perform the migration using
the same guidelines for merging SYSUAF, RIGHTSLIST and VMSMAIL_PROFILE when
building a homogeneous VMScluster
(as found in Ask Compaq). Is this the correct way to do this operation?
Thank you very much for your help.
The Answer is :
Please see the OpenVMS FAQ section entitled "Can I copy SYSUAF to
another version? To VAX? To Alpha?", and please see topics here
including (60), (203), (767), (915), (961), (1201), (1861), (6106),
(6735), (6982), (6982) and others.