For purposes of legal discovery, I'm charged with restoring a GroupWise 7 server to a NetWare 6.5/OES server--having no experience with either! So I'm stumbling along and have gotten a lot farther than I had expected to at this point. But now I need to know more about what I'm doing.
The system as it now exists:
WS2003 server running:
* Backup Exec 11d for Windows
* NW Client for Windows.
* ConsoleOne with the GW snap-in
NetWare OES server running:
* Backup Exec Agent for NetWare
* GroupWise 7
I have successfully restored what appears to be the GroupWise server and its data to it from backups, with only this Error reported by Backup Exec:
Novell NetWare SMS errors were encountered.
Begin Novell SMS errors:
Fri Jun 21 14:51:10 2013
Trustee CN=RKT.O=HOUSTON<OldOrgName> was not restored for APPS:, because the trustee IDs are different.
End Novell SMS errors.
RKT would have been a user account; APPS is the volume that contains the GW server.
I have not restored the Directory at this time. One concern is that if I do so, the "admin" account will be overwritten and I won't know the credentials. Another is that the Directory was on a separate server. I don't know if I can redirect the Directory restore, or if it can run on the same server as GroupWise, or if I'd have to set up a 2nd NW server.
In any event, without the original Directory, it's not a big surprise that RKT permissions could not be restored. The other concern is that I don't know if it's necessary to restore the Directory and don't want to waste time if there's some way I can use the Directory I just set up.
Likewise, Tree & Context don't match the originals, mainly because I didn't know what they were at the time I set up the server<g>.
Objective here is to do as little as possible to get access to all messages in all mailboxes, preferably all from one account ("admin").
When I view the Domain & Post Office in ConsoleOne, I see a list of users. Anything I try to do with them, or pretty much anything in the GW snap-in, is met with a credentials prompt, which defaults to the original Tree. When I enter admin credentials in the current tree & context, I get this message:
An error occurred converting the GroupWise object to its eDirectory counterpart. <Domain>.<PO>.admin. Tree: <TreeName> Distinguished Name: admin.<OLDORGNAME>. The eDirectory counterpart of this object does not exist.
What's the most efficient way to move past where I am? That can include starting over if that's what's needed, as long as I know what I should be doing along the way. And I know more than I did the first time, at least.
But if there's a way to make the data available to the current Tree's "admin" account, that would be ideal.