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Tips for Migrating GroupWise and ZENworks for Servers with the Migration Wizard

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By Glen Davis

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Posted: 22 Apr 2004
 

Procedures for Migrating ZENworks for Servers and GroupWise with the Novell NetWare Migration Wizard.

When using the Migration Wizard 6.5 or 7.1 to migrate a Server from an old piece of hardware to a new piece of hardware, it requires the reinstallation\reconfiguration of products after the migration has completed.

Here are some steps to help get ZENworks for Servers and GroupWise running on the new server after the migration. I realize many will have different environments and configurations but hopefully this can help as a basic steps of what to do to get these applications running after the migration.

GroupWise Migration:

In this particular example a NetWare 5.1 server was being migrated to NetWare 6.0. This was tested with a 5.1 server running GroupWise 6 with all the agents, MTA, etc., running on the same source server, migrating to a NetWare 6 server.

  1. Close all running GroupWise processes on the source server, before starting the migration.


  2. Run the migration as normal, make sure to backup the entire SYS volume, when prompted during Volume copy stage. This will make sure we get the GroupWise files from the source copied to sys:sys.mig\system on the destination.


  3. After the migration is complete copy the following from Sys:sys.mig\system\ to Sys:system:
    GRPWISE.NCF
    GWENN3.NLM
    GWIA.CFG
    GWIA.NCF
    GWIA.NLM
    GWIA.XLM
    GWIA1BR.FIR
    GWIA1DE.FIR
    GWIA1ES.FIR
    GWIA1FR.FIR
    GWIA1US.FIR
    GWPOA1US.FIL
    GWPOA.HLP
    GWPOA.NLM
    GWPOA.XLM
    
    GWTMSTMP.NLM
    GWTSA.NCF
    GWTSA.NLM
    GWTSA.XLM
    GWTSAUS.FIL
    GWIACHK.NLM
    GWMTA.NLM
    GWMTA.XLM
    GWMTA1US.FIL
    GWMTA1US.HLP
    GWNETCFG.CHK
    GWNETCFG.CHK
    *.POA
    *.MTA
    XIS10.NOM
    XGAB10.NLM
    XGABAS10.NLM
    XGMSG10.NLM
    XGDM10.NLM
    XGCAL10.NLM


  4. Now launch GroupWise on the new NetWare 6 server.
    Note: If running GroupWise WebAccess, the WebAccess piece will need to be reinstalled.

ZENworks Migration

This was tested migrating a server to NetWare 6.5.

  1. Stop the ZENworks Database before starting the migration
  2. Drag and Drop sys:zenworks from source to destination (to Sys:zenworks)in the Migration Wizard. Drag and drop other data as necessary and then complete the file copy portion of the migration.
  3. Edit Configuration files (step 2 of the migration)On destination edit Autoexec.ncf and add ZFS.ncf
  4. Edit destination server's Hosts, Hostname, and Autoexec.ncf - make sure Ipaddress, Servername and DNS name on destination will change to that of the source.
  5. Copy sys:system\mgmtdbs.ncf to sys:system (if system is dropped in sys.mig, it can be copied from sys.mig to sys:system after the migration)
  6. After the migration has completed all four steps then run ZFSMIG.nlm

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