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DBCopy Cannot Backup Files.

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Novell GroupWise 7
Novell GroupWise 8


DBCopy returns the following error(s):

The database lock failed for O:GW-DOM\wpdomain.db
Press [s] to stop attempting a lock
The database lock failed for O:GW-DOM\wpgate\GWIA\GWAC.DB
Press [s] to stop attempting a lock
The database lock failed for O:GW-DOM\wpgate\WA\GWAC.DB


Make the following changes in the Novell Client Properties:

1.  Right click on the red N in the Task Bar and choose Novell Client Properties.

2.  Click on the Advanced Settings tab.

3.  Go to File Caching and change the setting to Off.

4.  Go to File Commit and change the setting to On.

5. Click on on to close the Novell Client Properties.


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  • Document ID:7002899
  • Creation Date:02-APR-09
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • NovellGroupWise

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