Linux Profile Will Not Connect to Linux GroupWise NFS Export

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  • 15-Apr-2009
  • 30-Aug-2017


Reload (all versions)
SLES 9.3+
NSS Volumes


Permission denied when testing profile.


This often happens when GroupWise is installed on a NSS partition on the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server machine. 

The easiest way to get around this is to use a NetWare profile rather than a Linux profile in Reload.  This way the connection is made using NCP protocol.  No NFS setup is required in this case; however, it requires that NCPFS be installed on the Reload server.

NFS is a higher performing protocol and backups typically run faster when it is used.  Most customers successfully use the NFS mount even when using NSS volumes on their GroupWise server; thus, if it the "Linux" profile type (NFS) is not working, you may want to consider upgrading to SLES 11 SP2 or SP3 and trying again.

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 1145.