You should back up GroupWise databases regularly so that if a database sustains damage that cannot be repaired using the GroupWise database maintenance tools, you can still recover with minimum data loss.
Use your backup software of choice to back up GroupWise databases to a secure location. For a list of compatible products, see the Partner Product Guide. You can also use the GroupWise Database Copy utility (DBCopy) and the GroupWise Backup Time Stamp utility (GWTMSTMP) to assist with backups. For details about how to use these utilities, see Section 51.0, Stand-Alone Database Maintenance Programs.