Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Moving the GroupWise Message Server

Posted on 1998-01-22
4
Medium Priority
?
203 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am preparing to upgrade from Novell GroupWise v.4.1 to v.5.2.  At the same time I will be moving the Message Server from our site in Tampa, FL to our site in Atlanta, GA.  The NLMs will be running on a completely different server - I'm not just moving the hardware - only the modules.

My concerns and questions are these:

1) Can I install the Message Server software on the new server in Atlanta without bringing the Message Server in Tampa down?

2) How do I correctly move the Domain information from one server to the other?  Is it just a simple file copy?

3) I know I will have to redirect each of the POs to look at the new Message Server once it is configured, but are there any other considerations I should be looking into regarding the various POs on the WAN?

I would also appreciate someone sharing information on any other issues that they know about.

Since this is a multi-part question, I'll make the points nice and juicy..... LOL

Craig Alger, MCNE
PC/Network Administrator
Namasco, Corp.
0
Comment
Question by:calger
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
elmorec earned 1400 total points
ID: 1591602
1.I am assuming that you can or will be able to see both servers on the wan.  The answer is yes, however you know you have to upgrade the primary message in order for you to upgrade groupwise. You will need to make the server in Tampa a regular PO server first.  Then you should be able to come to Atlanta and make it the primary message server.

2.just like in your regular 3.12 netware servers you must copy the bindery files. I am not sure how many there are or what their names are but you can find that out in you groupwise admin book.. They are of course hidden.  

3. There are many unseen things that can happen when upgrading and moving your primary message server, however they can be wide and scattered.  You just have to tackle each issue one at a time, and hope for the best.  If you need any help I'm in Atlanta and would be happy to help you in any way I can.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:calger
ID: 1591603
Can you be a little more specific on the following points?

1) You say "upgrade the primary message" - I assume you mean Tampa.  Upgrade Tampa to v.5.2, then install MS in Atlanta, then convert Tampa to a PO?

2) If I were to just take the whole DOMAIN directory from under the GW directory (where GW is installed) in Tampa and move it to Atlanta should that take care of it?

3) Do you have any experiences that you can relate as to the "wide and scattered" issues?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:elmorec
ID: 1591604
1. upgrade tampa then come to atlanta and set that server up as a primary message server.  copy the message servers files from Tampa to Atlanta.  Make Tampa a po. point all po's to ms.

2. the files in question are hidden.  Just like bindery files and NDS tree files.  I don't know their names right off the top of my head but you can find out in the gw admin. book.  You need to use an attrib command of some sort to show the files.  once they are visible all you'll need to do is to copy those files from the Tampa MS to the correct location on the Atlanta MS.  Then once that is doone you will need to convert the Tampa server to a PO.  Then you will need to point all the po's to the MS.

3.  Widely scattered problems with the po's.  For instance a common problem is the po not taking to the new message server.  I mean there are other things that can happen as well.  I have some experience in this as I have done it with 4.1 to 5.0  however problems are too scattered and too varied to give too many specifics.  However I am sure I could help you troubleshoot where you need it. just let me know.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:calger
ID: 1591605
Thanks - all the info was very helpful!
0

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, the configuration steps in Zabbix to monitor devices via SNMP will be discussed with some real examples on Cisco Router/Switch, Catalyst Switch, NAS Synology device.
Ranking ecommerce websites is a vital process. You need to have a strong SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy. If you don’t have one, you are losing out on brand impressions, clicks and sales. Check this guide on how to improve website traffic …
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Look below the covers at a subform control , and the form that is inside it. Explore properties and see how easy it is to aggregate, get statistics, and synchronize results for your data. A Microsoft Access subform is used to show relevant calcul…
Suggested Courses

783 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question