[ngw] Backup Software

Steve Viertell svierte at groupwise.cusd.chico.k12.ca.us
Tue Dec 11 19:07:55 UTC 2001


What does the NCF file look like, just "unload gwpoa"? what about the MTA, do you unload and load it as well?

Steve Viertell
Chico Unified School District
Information Services Supervisor
530 891-3023 (Voice) 530 891-3220 (Fax)
www.cusd.chico.k12.ca.us/~svierte


>>> trodgers at ducks.org 12/11/01 09:13AM >>>
Sure.
Here is the crontab file.  Just open in notepad



>>> PossumJohn at SoStar.Net 12/11/01 11:02AM >>>
Or possible post it here?  Pleeeeese!!


Mark barham wrote:

> Any way you can email your crontab file to me so I can modify it for my site?
>
> >>> trodgers at ducks.org 12/11/2001 10:25:13 AM >>>
> Yes.  cron runs a .NCF file to unload the POA on our servers, then the backup runs, then cron reloads the POA.NLM for us.
>
> Works perfectly on 12 servers everynight!  We tried doing "prejob" and "postjob" with the backup software, but, if the backup fails, then the POA doesn't get restarted.  So we rely on CRON.
>
> Todd
>
> >>> MBarham at hnncsb.org 12/11/01 09:20AM >>>
> Do you use cron.nlm to do this?
>
> >>> trodgers at ducks.org 12/11/2001 10:14:46 AM >>>
> We are using Veritas Backupexec with wonderful results.  We use a cron job to shut down the POA agents during backup and then to restart the agents after backup.
>
> Has "saved my bacon" countless times....
>
> FWIW
> Todd
>
> >>> BobMarques at don.com 12/11/01 09:12AM >>>
> Looking for info on what backup software seems to be
> "the best" for Novell 5.x and GroupWise 5.x combinations.
>
> What have you experienced ? Arcserve 7 ., Backup Exec or
> some other option ?
>
> I've been using Arcserve for 5 years and this latest version
> is not that great. Support has been terrible. 24hrs+ for a return call.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Bob
>
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