Re: SV: GroupWise backup

2004-04-02 09:30:32
Subject: Re: SV: GroupWise backup
From: Joe Crnjanski <JCrnjanski AT INFINITYNETWORK DOT COM>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 09:29:27 -0500
Hi Aaron,

I didn't really expect so many replies, but unfortunately they are all 
different, and I 'm still little bit confused what to do. I didn't understand 
if you are using OFM from St. Bernard or something else.
As I said I would prefer Kevin's option "don't need anything", but it looks 
little bit risky.

If it's possible I would use GWBackup because it's free tool, and it's designed 
by Novell and it's proprietary for GroupWise. Can you point the differences 
between OFM and GWBackup.


Joe Crnjanski
Infinity Network Solutions Inc.
Phone: 416-235-0931 x26
Fax:     416-235-0265

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Durkee [mailto:adurkee AT CHSBUFFALO DOT ORG]
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: SV: GroupWise backup

Hi Joe,
  Its as Ted said in a different thread OFM ... with earlier versions we have 
had some problems but, fairly stable on the latest and greatest.  Also our 
occupancy in the system is rather unwieldly, the post offices are very large 
(huge).  But we have a 30 version, retain only two management class.  
Additionally we archive the post offices once a month (not an email missed I 
guess is the thinking).  But we at least export the archives ... Would love to 
hear of what others are doing.  I'll have to ask the netware guy about 

Aaron Durkee
adurkee AT wnychs DOT org
phone: (716) 862-1713
fax: (716) 862-1717
Networking and Telecomm Services
Western New York Catholic Health System

>>> FHG AT KMD DOT DK 04/01/04 02:53PM >>>
Hi all

First of all... Kevin - have you ever restored anything???? You will most 
likely fail.... you can't backup Post Offices online! There is a reason to the 
fact, that Novell implemented GWTSA.NLM.

It's possible to backup the domain... correct! Solution stated by Novell is to 
use the DBBACKUP.EXE - only drawback on this, is the workstation needed to use 

There is a OFM from StBernard... Novell won't recommend it (we have some 
problem for the time being), and StBernard and Novell can't seem to agree to 
which files is neccessary to back up... I'll keep you posted!

In fact.... IBM/Tivoli could make a whole lot of campers happy if the pulled 
their thumbs out of their behind and implemented support for GWTSA.NLM!!!


-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: Kevin Kinder [mailto:Admin AT GWMAIL.STATE.WV DOT US] 
Sendt: 1. april 2004 18:44
Emne: Re: GroupWise backup

You don't have to shut down GroupWise to back it up.  We back up about 15 
GroupWise servers, and you don't have to do anything to back up user databases, 
POs. Domains, or anything.

>>> JCrnjanski AT INFINITYNETWORK DOT COM 4/1/04 11:20:51 AM >>>

Hi Everybody,

I have a potential customer with Novell GroupWise.

Is there TDP for GroupWise (I guess there isn't; I couldn't find it)
Only solution that I can think of is by using Presched and Postsched commands 
to stop and start GroupWise agents.

Is there any other way to backup GroupWise (hot-online backup); I don't like 
the idea of shutting down e-mail system in the middle of the night, and than 
pray that after postsched command it will wake up again.

Joe Crnjanski
Infinity Network Solutions Inc.
Phone: 416-235-0931 x26
Fax:     416-235-0265


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