I am planning to migrate/upgrade the existing NetWare 5.1 to NetWare 6.5. I
have 2 options to go.

Current Environment
1. My environment has NetWare 5.1 and NetWare 6.5 servers.
2. Current eDirectory is 8.7.3.7

Requirement:
1. Upgrade existing NetWare 5.1 to OES NetWare using new server hardware

Options #1:
1. Introduce the OES NetWare using new server hardware.
2. Copy the data from existing NetWare 5.1 to new OES NetWare server
3. Restore the trustee rights
4. Change login scripts to reflect the new mapping

Option #2:
1. Using Migration Wizard 8 to migrate the existing NetWare 5.1 to OES
NetWare

Constraint:
1. I can't patch the existing NetWare 5.1 server up to the requirement of
Migration Wizard.
2. I have difficulties to patch the existing NetWare 6.5 up to the
requirement of Migration Wizard.

My concern is I am not sure Option #2 is the best choice. I believed Option
#1 is the secure way to perform the migration.

Please advice.

Thank you.