gwcheck - GroupWise Check Utility
gwcheck [--opt=[/path_name/]options_file [--batch] ] [--po=post_office_folder] [--pa=archive_folder] [--pr=remote_mailbox_folder]
GroupWise Check (GWCheck) is a tool provided for GroupWise to check and repair GroupWise user, message, library, and resource databases without needing the Administration Console. In addition to checking and repairing databases in the post office, it also checks and repairs users’ remote, caching, and archive databases on user workstations or other personal locations.
GWCheck provides a user interface similar to the Mailbox/Library Maintenance feature in the GroupWise Admin console. The list below illustrates the types of database repair that you can perform using GWCheck. Clickin GWCheck for more information about the database repair options that are available.
Structure Index Check Contents Collect Statistics Attachment File Check Fix Problems Update User Disk Space Totals
Reduce Only Expire and Reduce Items Older Than Downloaded Items Older Than Items Larger Than Trash Older Than Reduce Mailbox To Reduce Mailbox to Limited Size Include Received Items Sent Items Calendar Items Only Backed-Up Items Only Retained Items
Mailbox Statistics Box Limit Expire Statistics (same as the Expire and Reduce options)
Delete Logs Older Than nn Days
Verify Library Fix Document/Version/Element Verify Document Files Validate All Document Security Synchronize User Name Remove Deleted Storage Areas Move Documents First Reassign Orphaned Documents New Author Reset Word Lists
Log Accounts without Activity for Previous nn Days
If you repeatedly use the same set of database repair options, you can save them in an options file. To create an options file, start GWCheck, select database repair options as needed, then click gwcheck.opt and is saved in your home folder. You can change the file name and location as needed.. By default, the options file is named
You can retrieve the options file from the user interface or you can specify the options file on the command line. The options file is created in XML format.
After you have created one or more options files, you can run GWCheck as a script, rather than using the user interface.
Specifies a database maintenance options file created in a GWCheck session. This starts GWCheck with the same options settings as the session in which the options file was created.
By default, this file is saved in your home folder. If you want to save it to another folder, specify a path relative to your home folder or specify an absolute path.
Runs GWCheck in the background, without a user interface. Use an options file to specify the database repair options.
Specifies the path to the post office folder.
Specifies the path to the archive folder.
Specifies the path to the remote mailbox folder.
Displays the help information and exits.
Options file. Create this file by setting database repair options in GWCheck, then click. The options file is created in XML format.
This program normally runs as root.
Starts the GUI GWCheck.
Starts GWCheck with an options file that provides default database repair options and runs it in batch mode so that there is no user interface.
Runs GWCheck for an archive mailbox.