[CalendarServer-users] moving calendars
johnemac at tekserve.com
Sat Dec 29 15:07:13 PST 2007
I was able to move my calendar to a new host.
I used "tar cvf" to archive the old calendar. The archive was moved
using the Mac OS Finder to a USB drive. Then a Remote Access copy to
the new computer on a different network. I unpacked the archive on the
My calendar had already been established on the new host. I put the
old .ics files into my calendar/username folder. I ran "ls -l@" and
all the old xattrs were present. The username and group had changed
however, so I set them back to _calendar:_calendar. I refreshed the
calendar on the client and the appointments appeared.
This is great. Moving and restoring files is simple if all the
attributes are intact.
Next I'd like to set up some rsync scripts for backup. If anybody has
some sample scripts please post.
On Dec 20, 2007, at 10:23 AM, Cyrus Daboo wrote:
> Hi John,
> --On December 20, 2007 1:36:56 AM -0500 John McAdams <johnemac at tekserve.com
> > wrote:
>>> Are you using OS X server with an OpenDirectory accounting system,
>>> or the open source server with xml files for accounts?
>> OS X Server. The pre-production server was connected to an OD
>> Master. All
>> the user accounts have calendar enabled on the OD Master. We will
>> use the
>> same OD Master in production.
> OK, in all likelihood you should not have a problem if you switch
> the ip/hostname. However, you will probably need to restart that
> machine and/or possibly re-bind it to the OD master if you used
> authenticated binding.
> Let me know if you run into any problems with this.
>>> If using OS X and you change the hostname, you may need to re-enable
>>> calendaring for each user for the new host.
>>> If using XML accounts, then you should not need to change anything.
>>> Cyrus Daboo
>> I was wondering about the xattr on the files. When I run ls -l@ I see
>> some webdav acls. I'd like to learn more about backing up and
>> the files and repairing their permissions in case something goes
> For backup/restore you definitely need to make sure any tool you use
> is capable of backing up the xattrs. Most command line tools have
> been enhanced to support that (tar for example).
> WRT repairs - right now we do not have any specific tools for doing
> that. You can manually list or change xattr's using the xattr
> command line utility, though a recent change we did to the server
> where we store compressed values in xattrs, will mean you cannot
> easily do this. However, we do have our own version of the xattr
> tool on theopen source site that includes an option to deal with the
> Obviously we are keen to know what sort of admin tools are going to
> be required in use, so if you run into a need for anything please
> let us know. In the short term at least, we can probably help out
> with a python script to fix things up if needed.
> Cyrus Daboo
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