[ngw] promote secondary to primary

Danita Zanre dzanre.ngwlist at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 16:38:49 UTC 2010


It might very well need connection to both - I didn't try to go through with
the change on mine.  But it's a good idea to be able to connect to both
anyway - since you don't have SAMBA on the Linux server, it's easiest to
just do an ncpmount to the NetWare server from there.

Danita


On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:31 AM, Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net>wrote:

> Thanks for checking. I have no idea what's going on, on windows connected
> to the primary convert secondary to primary is available - but then it wants
> to connect to the secondary to complete. I'll try mounting the primary from
> the linux server and see how that works. Day off for me (unpaid furlough day
> due to budget cuts) but still working...
>
> Randy Grein
>
> On Apr 12, 2010, at 9:18 AM, Danita Zanre wrote:
>
> No - you just have to be connected to the primary.
>
> I tested here.  On Windows, connected to my primary, I right-click the
> secondary domain, go to GroupWise System Maintenance and Convert Secondary
> to Primary is available.  If I'm connected to the secondary the option is
> not available.
>
> On Linux, connected to my primary, I right-click the secondary domain, to
> to GroupWise System Maintenance and Convert Secondary to Primary is
> available.  And again, if instead I'm connected to the secondary the option
> is not available.
>
> Danita
>
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net>wrote:
>
>> That's what I thought, but when I try to do it from a windows client that
>> CAN connect (last one in the organization with the netware client) the
>> option is grayed out also. Do I need to connect to both? It might be
>> simplest to mount the netware volume with the primary domain from the linux
>> server if that's all I need.
>>  Randy Grein
>>
>> On Apr 12, 2010, at 8:55 AM, Danita Zanre wrote:
>>
>> You have to be connected to the primary to convert a secondary to primary.
>>  So if you want to do it from from the Linux server you need to mount your
>> NetWare server on Linux, connect to it from the Linux ConsoleOne and then do
>> the convert.
>>
>> Danita
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 12:03 AM, Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net>wrote:
>>
>>> Maybe I'm being dumb, but I always thought promoting a domain was
>>> easy. Right click on the secondary, Groupwise Utilities, System
>>> Maintenance, select 'Promote Secondary to Primary'. Except it's grayed
>>> out if I use ConsoleOne on the Linux server. I can access the option
>>> from a Windows client, but we disabled SAMBA because of corruption
>>> problems and getting it enabled is proving 'difficult'. Am I missing
>>> something, or is this a new feature of Groupwise on Linux? Old domain
>>> (primary) is 8.01 on Netware, new secondary is Groupwise 8.01 on SLES
>>> 11.
>>>
>>> Randy Grein
>>>
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