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Overview

The Novell corporate brand has been acquired by Micro Focus. The Novell GroupWise product name is now Micro Focus GroupWise; however, SEP sesam documentation update (such as names and screenshots) to reflect these changes is being done in a phased manner, therefore Micro Focus GroupWise may still appear under the name Novell GroupWise.

This article describes the prerequisites and configuration requirements for the Micro Focus (Novell) GroupWise environment. Note that the procedures introduced in this article are only the required pre-configuration steps. For details on configuring GroupWise backup and restore, see Micro Focus GroupWise Backup and Micro Focus GroupWise Restore.

SEP sesam provides reliable data protection for GroupWise environments and supports the following GroupWise object types:

  • GroupWise domains: Primary (created on installation of Groupwise) and secondary domains are the main administrative unit for the GroupWise system that serves as a logical grouping of one or more post offices and is used for routing processes.
  • GroupWise post offices: A post office is a set of folders on a network file server. It serves as the administrative unit for a group of users and mailboxes. The post office folder stores user mailboxes, messages and information used to distribute the messages.
  • GroupWise libraries: A library is a collection of documents and document properties that are stored in a database. A post office can have several libraries. Documents can be stored directly in the post office or in document storage areas outside the post office. Libraries with document storage areas inside the post office are saved with the post office.

For more details on the GroupWise system, refer to the relevant version of the relevant Micro Focus GroupWise documentation.

Requirements

Make sure that the following conditions are met when configuring GroupWise with SEP sesam.

General requirements

GroupWise server requirements

  • The Target Service Agent for file systems (TSAFS) module must work in default Linux mode (not dual or Netware) and the switch --EnableGW is required to activate the backup of GroupWise through TSAFS. Note that the full path name of the TSAFS configuration file on Open Enterprise Server Linux is /etc/opt/novell/sms/tsafs.conf.
  • The GroupWise configuration file gwha.conf must exist in the default folder /etc/opt/novell/groupwise/. If the file gwha.conf exists in another folder, copy and edit the gwsep.conf file from /opt/sesam/skel/templates/ to /etc/opt/novell/groupwise/. Then edit gwsep.conf and add the line gwha=<path to gwha.conf>/gwha.conf in the [MISC] section.
  • The home switch in the startup files must have the syntax -- home /<path>/, as described in the Micro Focus (Novell) GroupWise documentation.

Requirement for GroupWise as a standalone server

Groupwise Server (OES2/OES11/OES2015/OES2018 with installed and activated SMDR modules and TSAFS) with current SEP sesam Client.

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  • The SEP sesam Server and the GroupWise server can also be the data mover server.
  • It is neither recommended nor supported to run the SEP sesam Server, the data mover server and the GroupWise server on a single machine.

Requirement for GroupWise as a Micro Focus cluster resource

All cluster nodes for the GroupWise resource (OES2/OES11/OES2015/OES2018 with installed and activated SMDR modules and TSAFS ) with current SEP sesam Client.

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  • The SEP sesam Server can also be the data mover server.
  • It is neither recommended nor supported to use the cluster nodes as data mover server.

Installing SEP sesam Client

The SEP sesam Micro Focus (Novell) Client (sbc_smdr) is already included in the SEP Sesam Client for SLES. You do not need to download and install a separate sesam-novell-client package.

  1. Download the latest SEP sesam Client for the supported server platform from https://download.sep.de/linux/SuSE/ .
  2. Install the SEP sesam Client on the SEP sesam data mover and the GroupWise server/cluster nodes:
  3. rpm -Uvh <path to SEP sesam Client>/<client package>
    

For more details on installation, see SEP sesam Quick Install Guide.

Configuration on GroupWise server/cluster nodes

  1. Check that SMDRD is running and TSAFS is loaded correctly:
  2.  rcnovell-smdrd status
     Checking for smdr daemon:                                                   
    running
    
  3. Check the file /etc/opt/novell/sms/tsafs.conf for the line:
  4.  tsamode=linux
    
  5. Check the file /etc/opt/novell/sms/smdrd.conf for the line:
  6.  autoload: tsafs --EnableGW
    

    or, if the tsamode in tsafs.conf is not set to Linux:

     autoload: tsafs --EnableGW --tsamode=linux
    
  7. Check if TSAFS is loaded.
  8.  /opt/novell/sms/bin/smsconfig -t	
     loaded TSAs
     tsafs --EnableGW --tsamode=linux
     tsands
    

    Note that if you set the Linux TSA mode in tsafs.conf and not in smdrd.conf, only the --EnableGW switch is visible.

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Valid access from the SEP sesam data mover to the SEP sesam Client on the GroupWise server or to the cluster nodes must be allowed. Execute the following command on the Groupwise server or each cluster node:
 /opt/sesam/bin/sesam/sm_setup/set_client <hostname of SEP sesam data mover>

The SEP sesam CTRL service must be loaded on the GroupWise server.

Configuring a GroupWise server or cluster as a SEP sesam Client

To protect your GroupWise environment, you must configure the Micro Focus GroupWise server or cluster as a SEP sesam Client. For details, see Configuring Clients.

  1. From Main Selection -> Components -> Topology, select your location and click the New Client button. The New Client window opens.
  2. In the New Client window, configure the following options:
    • Enter the client name, i.e. the virtual NCP server name resolvable via DNS. For the cluster, the virtual NCP server name is shown in the ConsoleOne.
    • Select Linux from the Platform drop-down list and OES-Linux under the Operating system.
    • Choose the access mode for the SEP sesam Server-Client communication (default setting is SMSSH).
    • GroupWise client Jaglion.jpg

  3. Switch to the OES-Linux Access tab and enter the required credentials.
  4. GroupWise client-access Jaglion.jpg

  5. Click OK to add a GroupWise client to the SEP sesam environment.
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For GroupWise on a non-NSS filesystem (POSIX), use the root user for the Micro Focus credentials or give your LUM-enabled eDir user the required POSIX permissions.

Known issues

If you have problems with Micro Focus GroupWise, check the Troubleshooting Guide.

See also

Micro Focus GroupWise BackupMicro Focus GroupWise Restore Micro Focus (Novell) data mover