Rebuild Groupwise 2014sp2 from backup - need ldap?

We are going through the exercise of rebuilding our GW2014sp2 postoffice from the backup. The scenario we are using is a new server with the backup data, so install the software on a new server, then copy the domain and postoffice data and configure. My question is do we need ldap if all we want to do is go in and check people's mailboxes? we won't be processing any mail. Assuming we need ldap, can we backup/export the ldap from eDirectory and install ldap on the recovery server?

thanks,
Herbert
  • Hi Herbert,

    As GroupWise 2014 is directory agnostic, the question is this... is your existing GroupWise setup configured to use LDAP. Answer that question and then we can discuss further.

    Cheers,
  • laurabuckley;2481815 wrote:
    Hi Herbert,

    As GroupWise 2014 is directory agnostic, the question is this... is your existing GroupWise setup configured to use LDAP. Answer that question and then we can discuss further.

    Cheers,


    Yes, using ldap from edirectory server.
    Cheers,
    Herbert
  • On 30.05.2018 20:44, hchun wrote:
    >
    > We are going through the exercise of rebuilding our GW2014sp2 postoffice
    > from the backup. The scenario we are using is a new server with the
    > backup data, so install the software on a new server, then copy the
    > domain and postoffice data and configure. My question is do we need ldap
    > if all we want to do is go in and check people's mailboxes?


    If your current system uses LDAP *authentication*, then it would be
    easier, otherwise you would have to reconfigure the restored system to
    use groupwise authentication and possibly change or set passwords for
    everyone.

    If your live system uses LDAP for the accounts only, then no, you don't
    need if you don't plan to administrate the system, but only want to get
    to the mailboxes.

    > Assuming we need ldap, can we backup/export the
    > ldap from eDirectory and install ldap on the recovery server?


    That's strictly an eDirectory question, but yes, you can do that.
    Setails are in the eDir docs. It obviously very much depends on where
    and how you run your eDirectory now.

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