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GroupWise restore qeustion

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Last Modified: 2013-11-12
running GW7.01 on NW6SP5 and need to restore 200+ messages in a cabinet folder from a month ago.  Backed up on NW6.5SP6 BENW 9.2 using GWTSA.   Question:  is best practice to create a restore area and restore complete PO to this area, then in client do File/Open Backup?  Or can I just restore the USERxxx.DB file, but what about attachments?

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I created a restore area and redirected PO there, but BENW complains of "Insufficient privilege for \restoredirectory\everything - SKIPPED-

any suggestions on how to get around this, because having a restore area would be great.  Please enlighten me,
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psicop, thanks I solved the privilege problem by creating restore area on the GW server.

I did not restore the OFFILES directory, so I'm getting error c081 "missing BLOB file on add/modify"
do you know of a method to narrow the number of OFFILES subdir's, or do I need to restore the netire directory?

Sorry, kinda dropped away from EE. At times I really can't get back here regularly.

Anyway, glad you found a solution. With respect to the BLOB (Binary Large OBject) issue, I suspect that yes, you'd have to recover the entire OFFILES directory structure to the Restore Area.

As I understand the Restore Area, it is referenced as basically a snapshot of the Post Office. Not all E-Mail is stored in OFMSG. Attachments, and E-Mail bodies over 2KB in size, are stored as files under OFFILES.

There's no real handy way to determine which files go with a specific message or mailbox. So you end up having to recover the entire OFFILES structure.

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