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Migrating domain database from GroupWise 4.1 to 5.5 causes D109 error.

(Last modified: 02Dec2003)

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Novell GroupWise 6.5

Novell GroupWise 4.1


Migrating domain database from GroupWise 4.1 to 5.5 causes D109 error.

Error:  D109 Bad Parameter

Can't migrate domain from 4.1 to 5.5.


The primary domain is version 6.5.


The "allowed addressing formats" setting in the internet addressing control panel is not understood by the GroupWise 5.5 or GroupWise 5.5 Enhancement Pack snapin.  This causes the domain migration to fail when it reads the record containing this setting. Similarly, the database entries involved with the new move user status utility cause D109 errors.  GroupWise 6.5 was *NOT* tested with GroupWise 4.1, as GroupWise 4.1 has not been supported for a long time.  Other issues may exist that are not documented in this solution.


Finish migrating any GroupWise 4.1 domains/post offices to at LEAST GroupWise 5.5 before updating your primary domain to GroupWise 6.5.


If you have already migrated your primary domain to version 6.5, you will need to have a support engineer manually edit your primary domain database before you can perform the 4.1-5.5 migration.

1.  In ConsoleOne, click Tools |  GroupWise System Operations | Internet Addressing.

2.  Make a note of which addressing formats you have allowed for the system.

3.  Open an incident with Novell support.  Refer the engineer to this TID for instructions about how to perform the database edit.  (Detailed instructions are in the internal comments of this TID)

4.  Schedule a time with the support engineer to perform the database edit.

5.  Bring down your MTA, send your primary domain database to the support engineer.  When the support engineer sends your database back, copy it to the proper location and perform the 4.1-5.5 database migration.

6.  Go back to the internet addressing control panel and restore the setting you noted in step 2.

You will need to do this for each 4.1 domain in your system.


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  • Document ID:
  • 10085072
  • Solution ID: NOVL90993
  • Creation Date: 14Jul2003
  • Modified Date: 02Dec2003
    • NovellGroupware

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