GroupWise restore qeustion

Posted on 2007-10-11
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?

thank you
Question by:facutvivo

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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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    Just restoring the USERxxx.DB file won't do what you want. That file is basically a collection of pointers to the actual messages in the various MSGxx.DB files (in OFMSG). You might get the pointers back, but you won't get the messages.

    Sounds like you're not submitting the restoration job under a user ID with sufficient privileges in the Restore Area directory.

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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?
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    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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