How To Create A Post Office Profile (GroupWise on Windows)

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  • 08-Jun-2011
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Reload (all versions)


How do I create a Post office profile when my GroupWise system is on Windows?


The GroupWise post office directory has to be shared on the Windows server and then a profile has to be created in Reload.

Create the Windows Share on the post office directory (the steps are not included because the steps are different depending on the version of Windows)

Creating a Reload profile from the Reload Console Administration:

From a terminal Window or putty session you can launch the Reload Console Administration by typing "reload" at the prompt.

1) Select "Create - Create New Profiles".

 2) Select "Post - Create a New GroupWise Post Office Profile".

 3) Enter the name of the profile, the post office name is recommended.

 4) Enter a profile description. If entered the description will be displayed on the web page. (Optional)

 5) Enter the location for the backups on the Reload server. This will be the parent directory for the backups, the install will create a directory using the profile name off of the directory you specify.

 6) Confirm the path.

 7) Select the Server Platform of the server housing the GroupWise domain.

 8) Select how Reload should connect: TCP/IP or Host Name.

 9) Enter the IP address of the GroupWise server.

 10) Enter the Windows share name.

 11) The post office database is in a directory at the root of the shared directory so select 'Yes'.

12) Enter the full UNC path to the GroupWise post office.

13) Enter the Widows user, minimum rights are [MRLW]

14) Enter Windows user password

15) Verify the summary and then select 'OK' to test the profile which also enables the profile.

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 1985.