I am not sure, but I remember I did the following:
install Lion (client),
set fixed IP address
upgrade to server
then it asks a series of questions, (this is the mentioned 'Server Assistant"
and one of them is I want to use data from old server.
I did set up a new one, but I think this is the point where you can point to the old server.
In 10.6 you needed the old server (disk) to be available as a volume, for example in firewire target disk mode.
hope this helps
That's what I thought as well, but I never got the screen that asked me if I wanted to migrate from another server. And I tried reinstalling over 10 times (not just for this reason, but there were other issues). I did have my other server connected in target disk mode, like the documentation says, but the question never appeared in the "Server Assistant".
Anyway, for me the situation resolved itself by copying over everything by hand. I had other issues with migration as well, that made me think its generally a bad idea to "dirty" up LION with preference files and other gunk from SNOW LEOPARD.
Thanks for your response though.
If you download the Server App (requires a Lion Client), and you run it, before you get to the section where you install the additional software, you can go to the menu and select Manage to administer a separate server. I believe that this gives you the functionality that was available in Server Assistant.
Okay, so the Migration document is incorrect about what triggers the Server Assistant (or at least the process doesn't work as documented-it looks like the Server.app install doesn't remove the correct file).
But the solution to get it to work is pretty simple:
- Have the Server components installed.
- boot into single-user mode.
at the command line run the following:
mount -uw /
rm /var/db/AppleSetupDone.something (I don't recall the extension, but tab completion will fill it out)
Reboot and (I believe this requires having a valid 10.5.8-10.6.8 or greater server drive attached) the Assistant won't be the standard client Migration Assistant, but the Server Assistant and you will be asked if you want to migrate.
Transfer and go (haven't gotten that far yet, it's still in progress, but at least it's going). No idea if this will actually work, particularly given the other issues, but at least it's a start.
I'm now just getting a Welcome screen.
It says In just a few steps, you can register and setup you Mac server.
Underneath is a large white blank space
then greyed out Go Back and Continue buttons in the centre with a spinning progress wheel to the left that stays there.
It just stays on this screen and won't let me progress through the wizard