How To Manually mount a Netware Server from Reload

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  • 14-May-2009
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Reload (all version)


I get errors when Reload tries to run a backup; Cannot establish connectivity.   
How do I manually mount the Groupwise server?


The default protocol for mounting a Netware server is NCPFS.  Go through the following steps to create a mount;

1) Create a temporary directory under the /mnt directory.  In this example will use 'temp' (/mnt/temp).  This is where a mount will be created for the remote file system.  
- mkdir /mnt/temp

2) Create a mount to the remote file system.  This is done using the "mount" command.
- ncpmount -A <ip of remote server> -S <netware server name> -U <typeless distinguished name> -V <netware volume name and path> /<path to local directory>
 example: ncpmount -A -S gwava1 -U admin.gwava -V vol/grpwise/po1 /mnt/temp

3) Change directory to the newly mounted directory, this should look like the root of the post office directory.
 example: cd /mnt/temp

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 1267.