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8201 Error When Restoring Messages from a Backup

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When attempting to restore messages from a backup of a post office, it is possible to receive an 8201 error for a number of reasons.  The error is normally generated when a directory path is invalid for a restore area or insufficient rights exist to the restore area.


Possible Corrective Actions:

1.  Copy the *.DC files from the production environment to the restored data area of the post office.
2.  In a NetWare environment, make sure that the EDirectory user that is specified in the POA startup file (using the /user and /password switches) has the necessary rights to the volume where the post office backup is located.  Also, verify that the password is correct.
3.  In a Linux environment, make sure that the userid that owns the POA process is also the owner of the restore area.

Additional Information

Formerly known as TID# 10069788


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  • Document ID:7002669
  • Creation Date:17-FEB-09
  • Modified Date:26-APR-12
    • NovellGroupWise

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