[ngw] GW 8 POA on Linux - It's the bee's knees!
dzanre.ngwlist at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 13:01:24 UTC 2010
Heehee - I hate to resurrect an old thread, but I was looking for something
else, and this made me chuckle! Do what Mamma says - you know that!
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 8:58 PM, Jeffrey Sessler <Jeff at scrippscollege.edu>wrote:
> I've got one more tidbit on the migration part.
> Always... (I mean it). Danita tells you to, but I didn't listen. :(
> When you're done moving your data, rename your source POA/MTA parent
> directories so that GW admins that forget to update their
> paths, don't accidently connect to the now out-of-commission domain.
> I had to fix a user who's "new" groupwise account was sent to the old
> domain for processing!
> >>> "Tony Bundy" <tbundy at co.lucas.oh.us> 1/8/2010 10:03 AM >>>
> Thanks for sharing. Once I get to 8 I am going to introduce the first SLES
> box into the tree!
> >>> On 1/4/10 at 01:34, "Jeffrey Sessler" <jeff at ScrippsCollege.edu> wrote:
> > After successfully running several instances of GW 8 Webaccess and GWIA
> > Linux, I finally took the final plunge and moved our 1400+ user, 500GB,
> > office last weekend.
> > As with moving Webaccess to Linux, my only regret is in having waited so
> > long to make the switch. It's amazing how much faster the POA is under
> > then it was under Netware. Back-end EMC SAN hardware and multi-pathing
> is the
> > same as it was under Netware, and the server went from a robust dual-core
> > 2850 w/ 4GB RAM to a Dell r710 with 24GB RAM and dual X5570s running
> > OES2 SP2. POA is on NSS.
> > Weekly user/message check was 3.5 hours under Netware, and now completes
> > under 23 minutes.
> > A gwcheck mailbox stat report that took 45 minutes, now completes in 1.3
> > minutes. Unbelievable for a 500GB post office!
> > I'm sure much of the improvement is from the new hardware, but having a
> > 64-bit OS, lots of RAM, and thus a big NSS file cache doesn't hurt
> > Couldn't be more pleased.
> > Migration:
> > I used the Novell GroupWise server migration wizard, Danita's guide, a
> > little NSS 'noatime' help from Tim Heywood, and I found the process very
> > simple. The initial copy of the POA took a couple of days (ncpmount is
> > slow), and the final copy required about three hours. Had a couple of
> > document storage areas to move but the documentation was clear on how to
> > handle them.
> > The one area that should be added to the guides (Novell's and Danita's)
> is a
> > GW port reference for adjusting the OES2 SP2 firewall. I knew all the
> > ports, but stuff like GWHA using port 8400 is not well documented.
> > Had only two problems.
> > 1. Forgot to change the C/S IP addresses on a couple of GWIA's I had in
> > other domains, but pointed to the migrated post office. Once I discovered
> > problem, it was a quick fix.
> > 2. GWHA wouldn't start - That turned out to be a bug in the GW8 SP1 agent
> > installer. The /etc/xinetd.d/gwha file installs with the wrong path to
> > executable. The file has it as /opt/novell/groupwise/bin/gwha and it
> > be /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/bin/gwha. Once fixed, my remote GW
> > agent was able to connect and restart the agents.
> > BES server didn't miss a beat. As soon as the new POA came up, it
> > re-connected and was happy.
> > I like the agent web consoles, but I do miss the real-time Netware gui
> > display.
> > Can't thank Danita enough for her great guide, and I really appreciate
> > assistance with the NSS noatime feature.
> > Now if I could only get my restore area to work for an end-user, all
> would be
> > perfect. ;)
> > best,
> > Jeff
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