How to move Domain and GWIA from one Linux server to an other server maintaining all the settings

  • 7013099
  • 23-Aug-2013
  • 23-Aug-2013

Environment

Novell GroupWise 2012
Novell GroupWise 8
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux

Situation

Moving Domain and GWIA to a different Linux server while maintaining settings
Migrate Domain and GWIA from one Linux Server to a new Linux server with existing settings
Move GWIA to a new Linux server with existing settings 

Resolution

Steps to move Domain and GWIA to a different Linux server while maintaining prior settings 
  1. On the old server, shut down the domain and gwia by typing rcgrpwise stop and press Enter
  2. Copy the Domain Directory from the old Linux Server to the new Linux Server in the same location as the Old Server
  3. On the new server navigate to the directory where the install files for GroupWise are located and run the ./install
  4. On the Novell GroupWise install GUI click "Install Products".
  5. Click "GroupWise Agents".
  6. Click "Install Agents" and after agents are installed click the back arrow.
  7. Click "GroupWise Internet Agent".
  8. Click "Install Internet Agent".
  9. Copy the gwia.cfg file from /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/share location on the old server to the exact same location on the new server.
  10. Copy the gwha.conf file from /etc/opt/novell/groupwise/ location on the old server to the exact same location on the new server. If the directory does not exist, please create it
  11. Copy the domain.mta file from /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/share location on the old server to the exact same location on the new server.
  12. On the new server from a terminal session do a rcgrpwise status to verify the files copied over correctly. It will show something like this:
    • Checking status [TCDOM]                      unused             (MTA)
    • Checking status [gwia.tcdom]                   unused            (GWIA)
  13. On the Old Server, change the IP Address to a different IP Address in YaST2 | Network Settings
  14. On the New Server, change the IP Address to the old IP Address of the old Server in YaST2 | Network Settings
  15. On the Old Server type chkconfig grpwise off to disable domain and gwia from starting up automatically
  16. On the New Server type chkconfig grpwise on to enable domain and gwia to start up automatically
  17. Start up the GroupWise agents on the new server with rcgrpwise start
  18. Verify they are running correctly with rcgrpwise status

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