Configuring a UNIX NIS server to use Server for NIS as the master server

To change a UNIX-based Network Information Service (NIS) server from a master server to a subordinate (slave) server, follow these steps:

  1. Migrate maps from the UNIX master NIS server.
  2. Transfer the maps from the old master server to other subordinate NIS servers by providing the name of the new Server for NIS for each map. At a command prompt, type:
  3. ypxfr –h newserver mapname

    where newserver is the name of the new NIS master server, and mapname is the name of the map to be transferred.

  4. Run this command for each map on each of the subordinate servers. After this step, the UNIX subordinate servers will recognize the new Server for NIS master server.