Netware-GroupWise hardware migration
Posted on 2007-10-08
Netware 4.11 Server SP9
GroupWise 5.5 Service Pack 5
We have this existing server for our primary e-mail functions. The server runs properly, but we are at a crossroads. We are forced to use a backup product which no longer supports this iteration of Netware. I would normally update this to Netware 5.1 (at least), but the physical server itself cannot support the 5.1 upgrade. There isn't enough disk space on the system, the sys volume is too small, etc... .
My next thought was to take a new physical server, load Netware 4.11 on it, then somehow migrate all of the files and GroupWise specific NLM's to that server. It's been several years since I did this myself, so I'm a little fuzzy on the best way to go about this. Once on the new server, upgrading to Netware 5.1 and getting proper backups should be straight forward.
What I need is a step-by-step way to accomplish this hardware swap and not get conflictions, IP address issues, etc..