[ngw] OT: GroupWise Messenger 2.2 archive files after move

Rand Babcock randbabcock at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 00:46:43 UTC 2016


Mike,

Gotcha.  I'll check out how that was implemented in the 2.2 code base and
get back with you.

Rand

On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 4:59 PM, Michael Statman <Mike at emesconsulting.net>
wrote:

> Thanks Rand.
>
> The archive passphrase is the same, that was part of the LDAP import.
>
> It seems when I search the archive for e.g. "Bob", the search interface
> then gives me a list of users who match that (i.e., Bob Smith, Bob Jones,
> Bobs Youruncle, etc.).  And then I have to select one (or more) to perform
> the search for conversations.  That's why I suspect at that point it's
> pulling the FQDN from the directory and using that for the actual search
> against the archive data.
>
> When I transferred the aa/store from the old server to the new servers,
> all of the index files came as well.  When the search failed to find the
> 'old' users, I told the nmaa (via web console) to delete and reindex, and
> it does appear to have reindexed all of the files in the store, based on
> the names and quantity of the index files.
>
> -Mike
>
> >>> Rand Babcock <randbabcock at gmail.com> 12/7/2016 6:13 PM >>>
> Mike,
>
> Objects are stored in the archive by FQDN.  However, searches are not
> limited by that.  So a search for "bob" would return all hits that match
> "bob" in the specified time frame, regardless of FQDN.
>
> It sounds like the index files only contain data from after the move.  So
> even if the data is in the archive store, it is inaccessible to the client.
>
> Do you still have access to your old directory?  If so, can you check out
> the archive passphrase and see if it is the same in both systems?  It can
> be specified on either the service object, or the archive agent object, (If
> the agent is blank, it inherits from the service object).
>
> Unfortunately, there aren't any tools which can be used to view or
> manipulate the archive data directly.
>
> Rand
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 3:21 PM, Michael Statman <Mike at emesconsulting.net>
> wrote:
>
> > I needed to move a messenger installation from one server to another, and
> > in a different eDirectory tree.
> > Messenger is fine, after quite a bit of LDAP manipulation to setup user
> > attributes, etc.
> >
> > >From the old server I have ~5 years of archive data.  The data has been
> > copied over, the path is set properly for the archive agent, and it
> > (apparently) successfuly re-indexed all of the archived messages (based
> > upon the fact that it recreated the appropriate index files in
> > ../aa/store/qfidx.)
> >
> > The problem is that I'm unable to search the old archive data.  When
> doing
> > an archive search, I can query for a userid, e.g. mstatman, and find the
> > user.  A search against the archive only returns data for the time after
> > the messenger system was moved to the new server/tree.
> >
> > My suspicion is, and hopefuly someone can confirm this, that the messages
> > in the archive are actually tied to the users' LDAP FQDN, such that even
> > though I can find a user FLast in the search, the older messages are
> really
> > associate with cn=FLast,o=OldOrg,T=OldTree and now messages (and the
> actual
> > ID being used behind the scenes for the search) is
> > cn=Flast,o=NewOrg,T=NewTree.
> >
> > Anyone have any thoughts on this?  Or any tools to view and/or manipulate
> > the messenger archive files ?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
> >
> >
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