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Move GroupWise domain from one Linux server to another



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July 1, 2008 1:08 pm

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How I moved a GroupWise domain from one Linux server to another.

I set up an OES2 Linux server with X11 only and NCP:

  • Create NCP shares, use NoRM or ncpcon
    1. Volume: opt_novell = Path: /opt/novell
    2. Volume: var_opt_novell = Path: /var/opt/novell
  • On the existing source box:
    1. shutdown GroupWise, /etc/init.d/grpwise stop
    2. tar /etc/opt/novell/groupwise
      1. cd /etc/opt/novell
      2. tar -zcvf groupwise.tgz groupwise
    3. copy groupwise.tgz to the new destination box
      • scp groupwise.tgz root@destination.box.ipaddress:/etc/opt/novell
    4. tar /opt/novell/groupwise
      1. cd /opt/novell
      2. tar -zcvf groupwise.tgz groupwise
    5. copy groupwise.tgz to the new destination box
      • scp groupwise.tgz root@destination.box.ipaddress:/opt/novell
    6. tar /var/opt/novell/groupwise
      1. cd /var/opt/novell
      2. tar -zcvf groupwise.tgz groupwise
    7. copy groupwise.tgz to the new destination box
      • scp groupwise.tgz root@destination.box.ipaddress:/var/opt/novell
  • On the new destination box:
    1. untar /etc/opt/novell/groupwise
      1. cd /etc/opt/novell
      2. tar -zxvf groupwise.tgz
    2. untar /opt/novell/groupwise
      1. cd /opt/novell
      2. tar -zxvf groupwise.tgz
    3. untar /var/opt/novell/groupwise
      1. cd /var/opt/novell
      2. tar -zxvf groupwise.tgz
    4. Create the link for to start GroupWise
      • ln -s /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/bin/grpwise /etc/init.d/grpwise
    5. Verify all the settings in your agents files, /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/share
    6. Open the needed ports in the firewall
    7. Make any needed IP or DNS address changes in ConsoleOne
    8. Set GroupWise to start automatically, chkconfig grpwise on
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2 Comments

  1. By:OlivierReuland

    Nice post. Some details of the “Make any needed IP or DNS address changes in ConsoleOne” would be useful.

    • By:dbenjamin

      Good point, since I was writing it as a blog I just made it a bit higher level and hoped people would know IP addresses can and are set in both config files and/or ConsoleOne.

      Also note that the GroupWise rpm’s will not show up in your rpm database when using this method.

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