6.5 Controlling Address Book Synchronization for Caching and Remote Client Users

By default, the POA automatically updates the post office database (wphost.db) with changes to the Address Book as they occur. As a result, whenever a Caching or Remote client connects to the GroupWise system, it automatically downloads any updates to the Address Book that have occurred since the last time it connected. This means that Caching or Remote client users always have an up-to-date Address Book to work with.

Because the Address Book updates are stored as records in the post office database, this feature causes the post office database to grow in size as time passes. Therefore, in ConsoleOne, you can specify the maximum number of days you want to store the incremental update records. The longer the incremental update records are stored, the larger the post office database becomes, which can impact available disk space and backup time. You can also disable this functionality, if necessary.

  1. Browse to and right-click a Post Office object, then click Properties.

  2. Click GroupWise > Post Office Settings.

    Post Office Settings property page
  3. In the Max Age for Address Book Updates field, specify the number of days you want to retain Address Book update records.

    The default is 15 days. The maximum number of days is 90.

  4. (Optional) Deselect Create Deltas for Address Book Updates to disable this feature.

  5. Click OK to save the setting.

Caching and Remote client users should not deselect Refresh Address Books and Rules Every nn Days because rules are still downloaded according to this schedule. Even if users do not want to download their rules, they still should not deselect this option because it turns off the Address Book delta sync. They can, however, set the option to a greater number of days to cause the download of the full Address Book to occur less frequently.