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How do you upgrade a OpenDirectory replica to an OD Master

Have a functioning OD Master and replica.

if the Master fails, how do we promote the replica?

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In Server admin, under the open directory service, change the role to Master.

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will this lose the settings that it gained as a replica?


It should not, Apple Calls this promoting the replica.


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