How to Configure & Use ARCserve 9 to Restore GroupWise 6
Novell Cool Solutions: Feature
By David Kretschmer
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Posted: 31 Jul 2003
This document assumes you can configure the GroupWise agents in ARCserve 9, and that you have read ARCserve Technical document #1008.
GWTSA.NCF files need to specify three HOME switches:
SERVER1: LOAD SYS:\SYSTEM\SMDR LOAD SYS:\SYSTEM\GWTSA /HOME-DATA:\GW55DOM /HOME-DATA:\GW55PO /home-data:\restore
SERVER2: LOAD SYS:\SYSTEM\SMDR LOAD SYS:\SYSTEM\GWTSA /HOME-DATA:\GRPWISE\MARSDOM /HOME-DATA:\GRPWISE\PO1 /home-data:\restore
SERVER3: LOAD SYS:\SYSTEM\SMDR LOAD SYS:\SYSTEM\GWTSA /HOME-DATA:\ZEUSDOM /HOME-DATA:\ZEUSPO /HOME-DATA:\Restore
Although SERVER3 is not running a domain, it needs to have a domain directory with a copy of wpdomain.db in order for the GWTSA to work!
Your ARCserve 9 Windows Manager should look like the following:
It is important to note that the following options need to be configured for each job in Backup Manager -> Options
RESTORE: LOAD SYS:\SYSTEM\SMDR LOAD SYS:\SYSTEM\GWTSA /HOME-DATA:\grpwise\MarsDOM /HOME-DATA:\grpwise\PO1 /HOME-DATA:\Restore /HOME-DATA:\GW55DOM /HOME-DATA:\GW55PO /HOME-DATA:\Restore /HOME-DATA:\ZEUSDOM /HOME-DATA:\ZEUSPO /HOME-DATA:\Restore
The RESTORE server needs to have replicas of all the directories of the other mail servers, in exactly the same hierarchy. My experience shows that GWTSA/AS9 cannot backup to different directory structures (The GWTSA.NCF file on RESTORE may not need to have the restore directory specified after each DOM/PO switch, but that is what works for me).
Using ARCserve 9 Windows Manager to Restore the Post Office
Configuring GroupWise to Access Restore Area
As per usual documentation?
It seems that the domain files are restored to the same directory as all the post office files. It would be nicer if a separate domain directory was created, or would you need to specify the following in a GWTSA:
Gwtsa /home-Domain /home-Restore/Domain /home-PO /home-RestorePO
|Post Office Restore Procedure|
This process will take several hours to complete, after which time the user should be able to access this restored area using the GroupWise 6 client (you may need to upgrade the client on the user's PC to enable them to have access to this restored area).
|User Restore Procedures|
See the GroupWise documentation (http://www.novell.com/documentation/lg/gw6/index.html ?page=/documentation/lg/gw6/gw6_admin/data/ab4pw6m.html#ab4pw6m) for how to configure the post office to allow the user to restore their data. Since the GroupWise Domain has already been for this, following the next steps to give the user access to their mail items.
NOTE: The user needs the GroupWise 6 client to do this.
After you have set up a restore area and given users access to it, users can selectively restore individual items into their mailboxes. This saves you the work of restoring mailbox items for users and it also saves users the work of deleting unwanted restored items.
After a restore area has been set up:
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