18.0 Backing Up a GroupWise System in a Linux Cluster

To back up GroupWise data in a Linux cluster, you can use the GroupWise Database Copy (DBCopy) utility to copy the data from the live GroupWise system to a static location for backup. For more information, see Backing Up GroupWise Databases and GroupWise Database Copy Utility in Databases in the GroupWise 8 Administration Guide.

You can also use the GroupWise Target Service Agent for File Systems (TSAFSGW), as described in GroupWise Target Service Agent in Databases in the GroupWise 8 Administration Guide.

In a clustering environment, TSAFSGW must be installed and loaded on each node from which your backup software backs up any portion of your GroupWise system. To accommodate the variable locations of data to back up from a clustered GroupWise system, use the /home startup switch on the smsconfig command for every domain and post office on every shared volume that might ever be mounted on that node.

When TSAFSGW runs, it backs up the shared volumes that are currently accessible and skips shared volumes that are not currently accessible. If a shared volume migrates, you must restart TSAFSGW so that it can re-determine what shared volumes are currently available for backup.

To restore data in a clustering environment, you must run your backup/restore software on the node where the location to restore is currently mounted.