8209 error when accessing backup mailbox.

  • 3044515
  • 20-Sep-2006
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell GroupWise 7
Novell GroupWise client for Linux


8209 error when accessing backup mailbox from Linux version of GroupWise client
The path to the file is invalid or the file does not exist. Specify a valid path and file name.


The fix is included in the SP2 of GW7.

Additional Information

Steps to duplicate:
1. Have a GroupWise system installed on NetWare server.

2. Create a restore directory on the same server and copy / restore from backup there any PO directory structure.

3. Use ConsoleOne and define new restore area. Use browse button to navigate to a specified restore directory. Copy / paste the same UNC path in Linux path field. Add membership and use user / pwd startup switches in a POA startup configuration file. Eventually grant POA eDir object file access rights to a restore directory.

4. Check accessing a backup mailbox using Windows version of GroupWise client.

5. Repeat the same using Linux client version. After File | Open Backup client displays the 8209 error about invalid path. Click on OK. In GroupWise restore path dialog box notice that Linux client adds extra "/" character at the end of the UNC path. Remove it and client will be able to access backup mailbox.