A Forum reader recently asked:
"Sometimes at night my GroupWise server locks up, crashes, or whatever. When this happens, no external mail comes in over the GWIA because the GWIA is no longer "up." The e-mails end up getting lost in Internet limbo forever.
Aside from isolating the crash problem, I wanted to set up another GWIA receiver on another server. The theory is that if the first server goes down, another server is ready and waiting to take the e-mail and hold it until the first server comes back up. Is this possible?"
And here are the responses from Danita Zanre and Joe Marton ...
This is perfectly possible to do. Here are the general steps:
1. Create a secondary domain on the other server
2. Create a GWIA for that domain
3. Point an MX record to that GWIA so it can start receiving mail for your system.
In ConsoleOne, go to Create > New > Secondary domain and point it at the other server. You will need to load an MTA and a GWIA on that server. It just works "automatically" for the most part. It's part of the system
and knows to deliver mail to your users.
Joe Marton adds:
In addition to what Danita recommended, you may also want to specify this second GWIA as an alternate GWIA so that outbound mail flows automatically in case the primary GWIA fails. See:
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.