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Move GW Server to a new Tree

We are in the middle of making some changes: moving off our Novell 6.5 sp5 server to an OES 11 SP2 server that is in its own tree.

Right now, the Novell Server and my Groupwise server are in their own, different tree. The GW server contains the Master replica, and the Novell a RW replica. Neither one knows of the OES server.

I am doing a few migration projects to move over the users and data from the Netware server to the OES server (this is not/could not be a pre-migration type of move). Once everything is migrated over and sync'd, users will default to logging into the OES server and we will take down the Novell server and just use the OES server.

Right now, Novell users login and any changes made to their passwords are sync'd to the Groupwise server so that when they login to Groupwise, they use the same password. This needs to continue. Groupwise uses both LDAP and eDirectory authentication.

How do I move Groupwise into the tree that the OES server is in, and make it be the master replica and the OES the RW replica?

And do I have to worry about doing anything with my GWIA and datasync servers? (I don't think so as they just know the other servers by IP address, but asking just in case..)

Is there any step by step process on how to do this?

Kind regards,

Val

PS - yes, we are moving to 2014 this quarter, one project at a time! 😉

GW 2018 & Mobility Service-Version: 18.1.0 Build: 410 on SLES 12SP3, GW Client 18.02 (Build 131493) on Windows 7 64bit; server OES 11 on SLES 11 SP3; eDirectory 9.1 on SLES12SP3 and eDirectory 8.8sp8 on SLES11 SP3
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Re: Move GW Server to a new Tree

Hi Val,

You may find this TID useful: https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7004121

Please let us know how it goes.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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iliadmin1 Absent Member.
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Re: Move GW Server to a new Tree

Thank you, I will pull this down and look it over!

Val

GW 2018 & Mobility Service-Version: 18.1.0 Build: 410 on SLES 12SP3, GW Client 18.02 (Build 131493) on Windows 7 64bit; server OES 11 on SLES 11 SP3; eDirectory 9.1 on SLES12SP3 and eDirectory 8.8sp8 on SLES11 SP3
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Re: Move GW Server to a new Tree

One small thought - do you currently actually have two separate trees? If you are just planning on installing a "new" OES server, why not add it to the current tree that GW is in? I guess knowing why you have two separate trees might help - but generally moving to a new tree isn't too tough as Laura points out.
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iliadmin1 Absent Member.
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Re: Move GW Server to a new Tree

This is related to a post I have in the OES: Linux Install forum...in a nutshell, yes, I have to have the 2 separate trees (long story see the thread). I wish it were that easy, but somehow this all seems like it will work (I hope).

Thanks!

Val

GW 2018 & Mobility Service-Version: 18.1.0 Build: 410 on SLES 12SP3, GW Client 18.02 (Build 131493) on Windows 7 64bit; server OES 11 on SLES 11 SP3; eDirectory 9.1 on SLES12SP3 and eDirectory 8.8sp8 on SLES11 SP3
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Re: Move GW Server to a new Tree

Okay - let us know if you run into issues. I did write an entire book on the subject of moving GroupWise, so we should be able to help sort it all out.
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Re: Move GW Server to a new Tree

Thank you, Danita! I will let the forum know how it goes.

Kind regards,

Val

GW 2018 & Mobility Service-Version: 18.1.0 Build: 410 on SLES 12SP3, GW Client 18.02 (Build 131493) on Windows 7 64bit; server OES 11 on SLES 11 SP3; eDirectory 9.1 on SLES12SP3 and eDirectory 8.8sp8 on SLES11 SP3
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