Commands for GroupWise Disaster Recovery - reloadd and dreload

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GroupWise Disaster Recovery (Reload for GroupWise) 


There are multiple commands in GroupWise Disaster Recovery that are helpful for to administer the system.
The following commands: reloadd and dreload are commands that are helpful in administering the GroupWise Disaster Recovery System. 


reloadd -  The reloadd comman is the main provess of GroupWise Disaster Recovery (GWDR).  This is known as the Reload Daemon (GWDR Daemon. This process must be running in order for anything to actually happen. The Daemon is designed
to automatically load when the Linux server loads. The Daemon can be controlled completely from within the Console Administration utility. The Daemon can also be controlled with a the"reloadd" script. To run the script, just run "reloadd" in a terminal
session for the correct usage of this script.

COMMAND: reloadd restart
COMMAND: reloadd stop
COMMAND: reloadd start
COMMAND: reloadd status

Restarting the daemons (reloadd restart) can be helpful if the GWDR WEB UI is inaccessible. Restarting it will reconnect and the administrator will log in. 

Troubleshooting the Daemon
If for some reason the Daemon won't load, you can troubleshoot it in the following manner:

1. Change to the directory /opt/beginfinite/reload/lib/code

2. Type in the following command to run the Daemon in the most basic mode: /gre -r ../../ &

This runs the Daemon with it's minimum command line requirements. In this mode the Daemon is not providing a Web Page, or reading any other configuration parameters that are specified in the Console Administration utility. So if the Daemon runs in this most basic mode, then the problem is one of the settings in the Console Administration utility. If the command to load the Daemon fails, the Daemon should give some kind of an error message, and the messages are generally informative, but not verbose. If all else fails uninstall and reinstall GWDR, as this usually is a result of corrupt conf files, or an issue with the libraries, or binaries. 

The dreload clears all of the mounts that GWDR has created.  The following show up when dreload -h is entered from the command line. This can be helpful to unload all mounts, and ensure safety when deleting a profile. 

/usr/sbin/dreload stop
dreload stop

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 1477.