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moving a server & adding a PO

Currently the system consists 2 Servers
OES11 + GW2012

Due to reorganization we are moving a whole department to another site
the site will be linked by Site-Site VPN over an ADSL link

Server 1 - user files
Server 2 - groupwise inc webaccess & gwia - single post office

So my thoughts are to add a 3rd server & add a 2nd PO
move users concerned to new PO

Server 3 will have PO, MTA & Webaccess installed

There is a GW Document library being used by most of the users - so will need to have a library for each PO

Mobiles are setup as IMAP - I have 2 GWIA's running on Server 2 (2nd GWIA for out bound only for mobiles)

Questions:
First of is adding a 2nd PO the answer or do I need to consider anything else ....are there any "gottchas"
Would users at both PO be able to use mobiles via GWIA on Server 2
I'm NOT sure how the documents will move...Document Management - when I move users from one PO to another would the documents move to the PO ?

Folder Shares - what happens - would sharing still be valid?
Documents - what happens to documents that are currently shared ?

Anyone done this before? - any advice appreciated
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Re: moving a server & adding a PO

In article <bhrt60.66cqin@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Bhrt60 wrote:
> So my thoughts are to add a 3rd server & add a 2nd PO
> move users concerned to new PO
> Server 3 will have PO, MTA & Webaccess installed

It is easiest if you can build this server on the IP addressing of the new
location. It 'just' needs your router to know that network as local and do
the routing between the two networks. Those networking changes are
usually easier to do than all the bits in OES.

> Would users at both PO be able to use mobiles via GWIA on Server 2

As long as that GWIA can get to both POAs, it should be just fine.

> I'm NOT sure how the documents will move...Document Management - when I
> move users from one PO to another would the documents move to the PO ?

I'm a bit fuzzy on that side as well as my clients haven't used DM much.
Unless someone else pipes in, you might just have to experiment a bit and
watch carefully when you move a user with known files in DM.


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Re: moving a server & adding a PO

IIRC, Documents do not move. They always stay where they were originally put. To access the documents the user is routed to the owning PO.

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Re: moving a server & adding a PO

MarkDissington;2298454 wrote:
IIRC, Documents do not move. They always stay where they were originally put. To access the documents the user is routed to the owning PO.

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emm.. documents will be all over the place in different folders etc.

I suppose the Authored documents could be moved on-mass.

How about SHARED folders would these move ?
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Re: moving a server & adding a PO

In article <bharat1.66lvoo@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Bharat1 wrote:
> How about SHARED folders would these move ?
>

I believe they move with their owners, possibly with some reconnecting
needed of the shares after it is complete. But do let them fully
complete before taking those steps.


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Re: moving a server & adding a PO

I was referring to the actual physical location of the document file, where it is stored on disk, I believe this does not change - the document files will still be physically on the same old server and in the same PO/Library.

From the user perspective the files will still be in the original logical 'folders' in the client even if the user has been moved to another PO. But when the file is opened/viewed the client will be directed to the original PO/Library location to retrieve the file from the storage there. Your new PO will have a new Library available (if you configure one) in which the users can store new documents and/or move documents from the old Library to the new one, BUT this WILL re-number the documents when they are moved.

TBH, the folder location for documents are pretty much irrelevant they are simply pointers to the library/doc number stored at either a PO or an External Document Storage location, you can have the same document referenced in multiple folders - you edit one they all are updated as they only point to a single stored copy on the filesystem. Something that it is really hard to explain to users coming from a traditional file-in-folder state of mind.

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