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Migration Wizard back up of GroupWise trustees very slow

Using the latest build of the Migration Wizard 8.1 to migrate a GroupWise
NetWare server the trustee backup slows to a crawl when it gets to the
ofusers directory, it was so slow (the migration would have taken days
not hours) we had to abandon the migration. We’ve done many of these
before with no problems but this is the first since NetWare service pack
5 for NetWare 6.5. We suspect it may be TSAFS, we will try it with
tsafs /EnableGW=no in case it isn’t this how can you disable trustee
backup during the migration in version 8.1 (I know you could in the older
versions)?

Thanks
Mark Evans


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Re: Migration Wizard back up of GroupWise trustees very slow

mark.evans@suffolk.plod.uk wrote:

> Using the latest build of the Migration Wizard 8.1 to migrate a
> GroupWise NetWare server the trustee backup slows to a crawl when it
> gets to the ofusers directory, it was so slow (the migration would
> have taken days not hours) we had to abandon the migration. Weve
> done many of these before with no problems but this is the first
> since NetWare service pack 5 for NetWare 6.5. We suspect it may be
> TSAFS, we will try it with tsafs /EnableGW=no in case it isnt this
> how can you disable trustee backup during the migration in version
> 8.1 (I know you could in the older versions)?


backup the trustees using trustee.nlm. Not sure how you can bypass that
step.


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Cheers,
Edward
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Re: Migration Wizard back up of GroupWise trustees very slow


1. is this on the sys volume?

2. run a gwcheck and clean up the offiles as much as possible.

3. aren't you using client/server mode? you should be and the offiles
area should have virtually no trustees anyways.

I haven't used the latest MW but if you skip the whole filecopy step,
you can (used to be able to) skip that step. When skipping, I would
use trustee.nlm and copy all the files manually.


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Richard Beels
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~ MCNE, CNE*, CNA*, CNS*, N*LS


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Re: Migration Wizard back up of GroupWise trustees very slow

No it’s not on the sys volume and your right they are virtually no
trustees we did think about trying to copy over the files on the GroupWise
volume manually but with an England world cup match fast approaching we
gave up to try another day.
What tool would you recommend to do a server to server file copy (about
130Gbytes)?
Also another question for someone, why does trustee.nlm backup trustees so
much quicker than the Migration Wizard?

Cheers
Mark Evans

>
> 1. is this on the sys volume?
>
> 2. run a gwcheck and clean up the offiles as much as possible.
>
> 3. aren't you using client/server mode? you should be and the offiles
> area should have virtually no trustees anyways.
>
> I haven't used the latest MW but if you skip the whole filecopy step,
> you can (used to be able to) skip that step. When skipping, I would
> use trustee.nlm and copy all the files manually.
>
>
> --
> Cheers!
> Richard Beels
> ~ Network Consultant
> ~ Sysop, Novell Support Connection
> ~ MCNE, CNE*, CNA*, CNS*, N*LS
>
>


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Re: Migration Wizard back up of GroupWise trustees very slow


> but with an England world cup match fast approaching we
> gave up to try another day.


<g>


> What tool would you recommend to do a server to server file copy (about
> 130Gbytes)?


TOOLBOX would be great for this since GW files are 8.3 limited anyways. It's
free, runs on the server and is about as fast as it gets (no WS involvement).
The one limitation is the 8.3 truncation of LFN's, so if you have a LOT of
LFNs, then you're kind of stuck for free because TASKMASTER (avanti-tech.com)
is probably the best nw add-on out there but it's not free. If you do use
toolbox, run a file comapre util after the copy and delete the truncated
filenames and copy over the LFN'd files. I like Beyond Compare from
scootersoftware.com. Works great...


> Also another question for someone, why does trustee.nlm backup trustees so
> much quicker than the Migration Wizard?


Dunno. The Hungarians can code really really well?


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Cheers!
Richard Beels
~ Network Consultant
~ Sysop, Novell Support Connection
~ MCNE, CNE*, CNA*, CNS*, N*LS


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Re: Migration Wizard back up of GroupWise trustees very slow

We did the migration again making sure tsafs /enablegw=no was set and the
trustee backup of groupWise ofusers by the migration wizard was fine this
time

Thanks Mark


> mark.evans@suffolk.plod.uk wrote:
>
> > Using the latest build of the Migration Wizard 8.1 to migrate a
> > GroupWise NetWare server the trustee backup slows to a crawl when it
> > gets to the ofusers directory, it was so slow (the migration would
> > have taken days not hours) we had to abandon the migration. Weve
> > done many of these before with no problems but this is the first
> > since NetWare service pack 5 for NetWare 6.5. We suspect it may be
> > TSAFS, we will try it with tsafs /EnableGW=no in case it isnt this
> > how can you disable trustee backup during the migration in version
> > 8.1 (I know you could in the older versions)?

>
> backup the trustees using trustee.nlm. Not sure how you can bypass that
> step.
>
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Edward


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Re: Migration Wizard back up of GroupWise trustees very slow

mark.evans@suffolk.plod.uk wrote:

> We did the migration again making sure tsafs /enablegw=no was set and
> the trustee backup of groupWise ofusers by the migration wizard was
> fine this time


Nice catch. Thanks for the feedback.

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Cheers,
Edward
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