How to manually mount a NetWare server from Reload

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How do I manually mount a Groupwise server install on NetWare, from Reload?  One reason that this would need to be preformed is because the test failed in Reload when creating a profile.


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 we will use 'gwtemp' (/mnt/gwtemp).  This is the directory where the remote file system will be mounted. 
example: mkdir /mnt/gwtemp

2) Create a mount to the remote file system.  This is done by 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 1555.