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Re: help with update to novell 6.5 server

What is the drive interface? SATA, SCSI? If you changed your hardware to
something new and it's not totally compatible with where your coming from
you will NOT find a Netware 6.5 driver for it. And considering your boot
failure it's probably not. In that the interface may be the same but a
different chipset / manufacture. Netware went into extended support in 2010
and I forget when complete support ended. But it's over. So to your question
as to patches. There are no more. A friendly suggestion. Do what we all did.
Either migrate to OES if you need eDirectory or something else that meets
your needs. You are living dangerously 🙂

"Simon Flood" wrote in message

On 07/08/17 19:14, chriscpmtmp wrote:

> We run a Novell 6.5 server. I usually upgrade the drives every two
> years as a matter of proactive maintenance. However, the last time I
> did that, the new drives created more problems than the old drives, so I
> skipped the last cycle. So my last update was in 2013.

By "Novell 6.5" you mean NetWare 6.5 ... ?

> I would be interested in some suggestions on what the most critical
> patches that I should run in this update cycle. We generally only use
> this server for internal documents, so no Internet remote access. We
> even disconnected from the Internet when we leave the office at night.
> We run a RAID1, so we have two mirrored drives. I make a point to keep
> the bootable partitions up to date on each drive with the idea that
> either drive can become a new boot drive during a failure. I usually
> keep one drive available to boot in a backup server. Overall, it has
> been reliable over the years.

Is this hardware or software RAID?

> When I add the new drives, I usually break the mirror, then boot from
> one drive, then mirror in a new drive. I have the system relatively
> down pat.
> In this upgrade cycle, I wanted to try to put the drive into some newer
> hardware. The backup drive failed to boot. I imagine there are some
> drivers that I need to load that would be available as part of whatever
> upgrade I do. Some insight on this would be helpful.

Please can you expand on "the backup drive failed to boot" - where there
any error messages?

> I also noticed that after I try to boot on the new hardware, and that
> boot fails, the drive no longer boots in the known to be good hardware.
> I am thinking that I should copy the NW server folder to some sort of
> backup, then if I get a failed boot, I can just copy over the NW server
> files. Is that how this works?
> Any tips would be appreciated.

Did the backup drive ever boot in the original (known to be good) hardware?

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