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Backing up GroupWise 2012 Syncsort Backup Express

We recently upgraded to GW 2012 on OES11 sp1.
We use Syncsort Backup Express 3.41

Syncsort claim that they don't support Backing up GW2012 on OES11.

In the BackupExpress management console I cannot "see" the Domain, Post
Office or Library objects.

I can of course "see" the GroupWise file system.
BackupExpress relied on tsafsgw.I was advised in an earlier post here that
tsafsgw is not supplied with GW 2012 and that loading tsafs --EnableGW would
work.

So I am confused and in need of some reassurance 🙂

On one hand I have Syncsort telling me that they don't support GW2012 on
OES11 but what I have been picking up in the forum is that the file system
backup is all that is needed even if GroupWise is running at the time of
backup.

Can someone please confirm what the real deal is?

thanks

Thomas
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Re: Backing up GroupWise 2012 Syncsort Backup Express

Thomas Roberts wrote:

> We recently upgraded to GW 2012 on OES11 sp1.
> We use Syncsort Backup Express 3.41
>
> Syncsort claim that they don't support Backing up GW2012 on OES11.
>
> In the BackupExpress management console I cannot "see" the Domain,
> Post Office or Library objects.
>
> I can of course "see" the GroupWise file system.
> BackupExpress relied on tsafsgw.I was advised in an earlier post here
> that tsafsgw is not supplied with GW 2012 and that loading tsafs
> --EnableGW would work.
>
> So I am confused and in need of some reassurance 🙂
>
> On one hand I have Syncsort telling me that they don't support GW2012
> on OES11 but what I have been picking up in the forum is that the
> file system backup is all that is needed even if GroupWise is running
> at the time of backup.
>
> Can someone please confirm what the real deal is?


I can't comment if they officially support GW2012 on OES11--only
Syncsort can. However, to clarify things, --enablegw causes the
regular TSA to become "GW" aware so it handles file locking properly
during a filesystem backup of the GW databases. You won't see the
actual GW objects any longer though unlike with the old tsafsgw.

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Re: Backing up GroupWise 2012 Syncsort Backup Express

Thanks

I was hoping that this was the case.:-)

>>> On Saturday, 8 June 2013 at 6:13 p.m., in message

<1Yzst.863$Ji4.834@kozak.provo.novell.com>, Joseph
Marton<jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:
> Thomas Roberts wrote:
>
>> We recently upgraded to GW 2012 on OES11 sp1.
>> We use Syncsort Backup Express 3.41
>>
>> Syncsort claim that they don't support Backing up GW2012 on OES11.
>>
>> In the BackupExpress management console I cannot "see" the Domain,
>> Post Office or Library objects.
>>
>> I can of course "see" the GroupWise file system.
>> BackupExpress relied on tsafsgw.I was advised in an earlier post here
>> that tsafsgw is not supplied with GW 2012 and that loading tsafs
>> ‑‑EnableGW would work.
>>
>> So I am confused and in need of some reassurance :‑)
>>
>> On one hand I have Syncsort telling me that they don't support GW2012
>> on OES11 but what I have been picking up in the forum is that the
>> file system backup is all that is needed even if GroupWise is running
>> at the time of backup.
>>
>> Can someone please confirm what the real deal is?

>
> I can't comment if they officially support GW2012 on OES11‑‑only
> Syncsort can. However, to clarify things, ‑‑enablegw causes the
> regular TSA to become "GW" aware so it handles file locking properly
> during a filesystem backup of the GW databases. You won't see the
> actual GW objects any longer though unlike with the old tsafsgw.

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Re: Backing up GroupWise 2012 Syncsort Backup Express

In article <51B25253.E8E7.0010.1@n2b2.com>, Thomas Roberts wrote:
> Syncsort claim that they don't support Backing up GW2012 on OES11.
>

In my discussions with them, they were very specific in that they no
longer backup GroupWise as a GroupWise system but that they handle the
files just fine with "tsafs --EnableGW"


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