short details of the setup I'm administrating: 5.0.18 GA on Centos 64 bit. This is a Xen VM running on a Debian Lenny host, it's on a Sun X2200 and the VM itself has 4G of memory. We're an APT shop, but my predecessor had difficulties with Ubuntu VM's that I have not been able to replicate, hence the use of Centos.
We want to achieve a few goals - firstly we'd like to migrate to an Ubuntu VM. Easy enough, I can do that over a quiet weekend. Secondly we'd like to upgrade to 6.0.5 - also easy.
The problematic goal we do have though is we're wanting to hook up the rest of our infrastructure, our NAS etc to LDAP and myself and the boss agree that messing around with Samba and Zimbra's LDAP is probably not ideal. What we want to do instead is to setup 389 Directory (the artist formerly known as Fedora Directory) + Samba and authenticate everything against that, including Zimbra (obviously with some cron'd sync)
I've done so much googling on Zimbra + 389 Directory and Zimbra + Fedora Directory that my brain is about to melt down.
There's also this, in Spanish, that mentions importing the Zimbra schema:
My question is: does anyone here have experience with migrating from an existing Zimbra LDAP to an external Fedora/389 Directory?
I'm assuming, especially given that we can define the directory layout from scratch, that the best path to take is to import the Zimbra and Samba schemas, export everything out of Zimbra LDAP and import it into 389, then reconfigure Zimbra to authenticate against 389. Then it's just a matter of getting the sync to work.
Does that sound right to you guys? Any thoughts/links/advice appreciated