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Secondary Post Office & SDD

WTF?!? Can you please remove the need to have a SDD to create new post offices??? Please?! It is a real pain in the ass when we are trying to setup secondary Post Office at remote locations, especially in clusters... PLEASE CHANGE THIS! Thank you!

Now to my question, how can I create a Post Office that does not have access to a SDD and will not have access to one and please don't tell me that I need to set one up because at remote locations over WAN lines it'll will be a nightmare and cost the customer a fortune and then the customer will not be happy and their mgmt is already *****ing about wanting to migrate to Exch (can't even spell it out)? Actually, almost all of my customers do not have and do not want an sdd.... Now, I understand the idea behind an sdd and think it's a good concept, It's just not needed in most environments and in the environments where it is not needed and/or wanted then please make an alternative install method for po's...

Thanks for your assistance and time.

Mike
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Re: Secondary Post Office & SDD

Hi Mike,

As far as I'm aware the dependency on an SDD has been removed from the next release of GroupWise, code-named Windermere.

Would you like me to get confirmation of this for you?

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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Is it possible to manually create an ofview and ofview\win directory in the new post offices directory structure and manually copy the views? I see no reason why not and am wondering if any others have any expierence with this issue?

Once again, thanks for you assistance, ideaas and/or opinions.

Mike
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Re: Secondary Post Office & SDD

Sorry, just saw your post after I posted my last post/question. A confirmation would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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Re: Secondary Post Office & SDD

Hi Mike,

Further to what I've said above, about your immediate pain-point... create a local SDD. Create your new post offices pointing them to the local SDD. Once the post office has been created and is up and running, just go into the properties of the post office and set the SDD to "not set".

That should relieve some of the pain 🙂

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Hi Mike,

Here's a nice article on the deprecation of SDD's: https://www.novell.com/communities/node/13922/deprecate-groupwise-software-distribution-directories

Also, note above I posted a work around for your issue.

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Re: Secondary Post Office & SDD

Hi Laura,

First off thank you, secondly that doesn't help. I already know how to do that, the idea is to save the customer the cost of having someone like me sit here and copy files to a remote location. I just tried to copy only the client directory to a "temp" sdd on the local cluster but that did not work. It seems as if I have no alternative unless I can manually copy the views to the new post office? Although, I'm quite sure that even if possible Novell wouldn't admit it because of the probability that most people would screw it up.... Like I've already stated, I'm just trying to save myself time and my customers money.

Once again, thank you for your prompt reply and your assistance.

Mike
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Re: Secondary Post Office & SDD

Hi Mike,

Sorry that I cannot be of more assistance 😞

With any luck one of the GroupWise guru's stops by this thread and comes up with a better way of doing things 🙂

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Re: Secondary Post Office & SDD

In article <pvaiq6167.61hw2q@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Pvaiq6167 wrote:
> the idea is to save the customer the cost of having someone
> like me sit here and copy files to a remote location
>

For things like that, I have a copy run on a system I can disconnect
from and leave to run on its own in the background.
I've done this for terabytes of data and I've found that the SDD works
well for that.


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