Bare minimum for daily backup

I know this isn't a legitimate excuse but with currently 7 TB of data being backed on this site, there is no room to accommodate a full GW system backup, so I am checking out (creative) options, but really I feel the answer is just to fork out the $$$ and expand the backup capability.

Here goes... If Groupwise users are all running in cache mode, and the domain directory is being backed up, but the PO directory isn't, Can the Groupwise system be fully recovered by reinstalling Groupwise with the old domain folder, then somehow importing user data back in from their PC's cache mode files?

The domain folder lists these files:
wphost.dc
wpdomain.dc
gwpo.dc
gwdom.dc
mtaname
wpdomain.db
<dir> wpgate

If this idea is a compete no-go then I guess management will need to agree to an expansion of the backup system or live with the risk of data loss.

- Gordon
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  • In article <gordon_mzano.8zqe0n@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, Gordon
    mzano wrote:
    > with currently 7 TB of data
    > ... But really I
    > feel the answer is just to fork out the $$$ and expand the backup
    > capability.


    If the business values that data, spend what is needed to back it up,
    otherwise why are you paying to power up that data?

    Perhaps some cleanup might be in order, starting with the confirmation
    that you really have that much email in there and not just lots of
    deleted messages.
    - Proper automated maintenance on the PO will clear/reclaim space of
    deleted messages https://www.konecnyconsulting.ca/gw/gwmnt.html
    - Making sure that there aren't a bunch of stupidly large attachments
    that really don't need to be a part of the email system.
    https://www.konecnyconsulting.ca/gw/gwbig.html

    The majority of space in your Postoffice should be in the Offiles
    folder, if not then you have other stuff in there that shouldn't be.


    Andy of
    http://KonecnyConsulting.ca/gw in Toronto
    Knowledge Partner
    https://forums.novell.com/member.php/75037-konecnya
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  • In article <gordon_mzano.8zqe0n@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, Gordon
    mzano wrote:
    > with currently 7 TB of data
    > ... But really I
    > feel the answer is just to fork out the $$$ and expand the backup
    > capability.


    If the business values that data, spend what is needed to back it up,
    otherwise why are you paying to power up that data?

    Perhaps some cleanup might be in order, starting with the confirmation
    that you really have that much email in there and not just lots of
    deleted messages.
    - Proper automated maintenance on the PO will clear/reclaim space of
    deleted messages https://www.konecnyconsulting.ca/gw/gwmnt.html
    - Making sure that there aren't a bunch of stupidly large attachments
    that really don't need to be a part of the email system.
    https://www.konecnyconsulting.ca/gw/gwbig.html

    The majority of space in your Postoffice should be in the Offiles
    folder, if not then you have other stuff in there that shouldn't be.


    Andy of
    http://KonecnyConsulting.ca/gw in Toronto
    Knowledge Partner
    https://forums.novell.com/member.php/75037-konecnya
    If you find a post helpful and are logged in the Web interface, please
    show your appreciation by clicking on the star below. Thanks!

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