Backing up GroupWise on OES leveraging TSAFS with EnableGW

  • 7009491
  • 05-Oct-2011
  • 05-Feb-2019


Open Enterprise Server 2018


Need to backup GroupWise® database files in a consistent manner when hosted on OES using TSAFS with the EnableGW startup switch and have the following setting remain permanent.

smsconfig -l tsafs --EnableGW --noCachingMode

Reference: GroupWise Backup


In order to implement this, perform the following steps:

1.  Modify /etc/opt/novell/sms/smdrd.conf  to change the line containing "autoload: tsafs" to read appropriately as required:
  • If clustered, change to "autoload: tsafs --EnableGW --noCachingMode"
  • If not clustered, change to "autoload: tsafs --EnableGW --noCachingMode --noCluster"
2.  Restart smdr using rcnovell-smdrd restart and observe:

     Shutting down smdr daemon                done
     Starting smdr daemon                     done

3.  After smdrd has started, wait a few seconds and then issue smsconfig -t to verify the correct settings are in effect to be displayed as:

The loaded TSAs are:
tsafs  --EnableGW --noCachingMode

Additional Information

The caveat is that the backup software in use needs to support SMS in order to leverage tsafs along with these settings.