Determining Backup Content in GroupWise Disaster Recovery

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  • 30-Jan-2018
  • 30-Jan-2018

Environment

GroupWise Disaster Recovery (Reload for GroupWise) 5.1

Situation

How can you determine the users, and the content, for each backup in the GroupWise Disaster Recovery software? 

Resolution

There are a few ways to determine the oldest backup that Reload has backed up. By default, Reload will keep 14 days of backups for the post office, and 20 for the domain. 

If you wish to see which backups are available you can do this several ways: 

1.     1. In the GroupWise Disaster Recovery WEB UI - click on the profile and then click on Backups | Turn on Access To Prior Backups. This will show a list of all the backups in the system and you can select any of them to have Reload launch it so you can access it via your GroupWise client if needed. 

2. Another way is to launch a terminal prompt, and navigate to the directory structure of the profile/backups/weeknow  to see the oldest backup. Check the overview tab in Reload WEB UI to determine location of profile path. 

3. One other way is to go into the GWDR administration via a terminal prompt (type reload) and from the Main Menu select Access Backups | Post Office Profile | "Profile" | Current Week - (weeknow). This will also show you a list of all of the backups that Reload has copied. 

4. GroupWise Forensics (Reveal) can also be a great help to see the list of users, and the content for each user to view the details of each of the backups. Click here to setup the GroupWise Forensics to integrate with GWDR. Once setup, select the backup in GWDR from step 1 above, and then click on the button in GroupWise Forensics to integrate Reload (it will turn orange). 

If you wish to see the content of the backup, you will need to load it up (either from the Web UI or the Reload Administration - Access Backups), then log in with a GroupWise client, pointing the ipaddress and client port to the Reload server.  

Note: This will show all users in your GroupWise system, but will only show the data for the particular backup you are accessing. 

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