I am migrating NW6.5SP8 to OES2SP1-L. I've reviewed all of the recommended documents and I have not found much in the way of step-by-step instructions.

I have a question: When configuring the new Linux server with eDirectory, do I configure it with a New (dummy) Tree, or join my existing Tree?

Last time I did NW to NW migration, one created a dummy Tree and then joined the Tree at the end of the migration. This time through I am not able to find any clear direction on this point. Since the new server will assume the identity of the old NW server at the end of migration, it makes sense that I should configure eDirectory with a new Tree. I just don't know for sure.