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GW7 on SLES9, cannot rebuild post office database

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I am in the middle of migrating a netware GW5.5 system to GW7 on SLES9.  I managed to get the domain database rebuilt to version 7, but when I go to the maintenance menu in ConsoleOne of the post office object all of the database options are greyed out.  I can't figure why this is this way.  Since I cannot rebuild the post office database, it is stuck at version 5.5 and will not open up and talk to the MTA.  

I have previously tested this migration and was successful.  A Novell engineer had helped me get through this database rebuild part, but I cannot remember what we did to get it to version 7 with the post office open successfully communicating with the MTA.  From what I can remember, I simply went to the maintenance menu, selected rebuild database and after it finished, fired up the POA, went back into ConsoleOne, checked the properties of the post office and it was version 7.

Something else I thought of was that I might have ran gwcheck on the postoffice before attempting to rebuild the database.  The problem is though when I attempt to gwcheck it, it says that it is not compatible with the version of the database, 5.5.

Here are my steps:

- Copy over the Groupwise 5.5 structure:
- Post office
- Domain

By doing the following:
NetWare Server: mount -t ncpfs //NetWare_server_name /mountpoint_directory -o user=username -o ipserver=server_IP_address -o server=server_hostname

./dbcopy -M /domain_directory /destination_directory
- and then the post office

- Install GroupWise, temp system
- Choose to extend the schema
This will make us a tmp groupwise system …

Grafting using this doc:
- Add post office and domain
- Add users / resources
- Then convert the groupwise users to eDirectory users
- Change links
-- On the POA props, IP, port, and directory for the post office, as well as platform: linux
-- On the MTA props, IP, port, and directory for the domain, as well as the platform: linux

Get the database for the domain and the postoffice up to version 7
Bit fuzzy here, I think I did a database rebuild on each of them, groupwise maintenance -> database rebuild

Please help, I can't figure out what I'm missing.  I don't feel like paying Novell $650 for a service call.  Thanks so much !

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