Migrating GroupWise Messenger to a new server

  • 7000680
  • 16-Jun-2008
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell GroupWise Messenger
Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) Support Pack 1 Linux


The GroupWise Messenger server is running on a Novell Open Enterprise Server and needs to be migrated to a new server which runs Novell Open Enterprise Server.


Starting up a new agent on a different box is pretty straightforward, but there are a couple of things to be aware of:

1. Clients will have to be configured/notified to log in to the new IP address (and possibly the port).

2. If archiving is enabled in your system, you must make sure that the IP addresses and ports of the NMMA and NMAA are configured correctly in the Messenger agent objects and/or the agent startup files. As long as you configure them on how to talk to each other, things will work just fine.

3. If the archive agent is going to be running on a different box, the archive agent files should be moved/copied before starting up the new agent. The directories are queue, store, and logs (if you want to logs to be accessible).

4. Verify that the configured paths (again, in the directory agent objects and the startup files) are correct.

Contact lists are stored on each user's own eDirectory object, or on policy objects.