Occasionally, it is necessary to perform maintenance tasks on domain databases (wpdomain.db) or post office databases (wphost.db). The frequency depends on the reliability of your network and your own experience of how often problems are likely to occur. The following tasks help you maintain the integrity of your domain and post office databases:
NOTE:Unfortunately, damage to databases cannot be prevented. A power outage can occur in the middle of a write to a database. A hard drive can fail. However, the GroupWise® tools for repairing damaged databases are very effective and should be able to resolve most damage to GroupWise databases.
To further protect your GroupWise system against loss of domain and post office information, see Section 31.0, Backing Up GroupWise Databases and Section 32.0, Restoring GroupWise Databases from Backup.
To ensure that the same information exists in all domain and post office databases throughout your GroupWise system, see Section 29.5, Synchronizing the Primary Domain from a Secondary Domain, Section 29.4, Synchronizing a Secondary Domain, and Section 29.2, Synchronizing a Post Office.