westCPS wrote:Have anybody Know How or Informations about backup and restore of VMware VMs which are running Novell eDir and GroupWise?
Is it possible to backup them with Veeam B&R "application-aware" like Exchange on Windows VMs with VSS?
Is it possible to restore them with Veeam B&R on object-base (single email an so on)?
Or have somebody other ideas to backup/restore them.
I've done some testing of this in my home lab with GroupWise 2014 R2 running on OES 2015. In the application-aware processing settings of the job I disable application processing. I also leverage pre-freeze/post-thaw scripts where I stop ndsd & the GW agents. This allows for a completely clean backup of the environment. Now as far as recovery goes, we don't have any specific explorers for eDir or GroupWise. If the PO is on NSS, you could restore the PO using file-level recovery of NSS to a GW restore area and use the features built into the GW client to restore individual items. The same holds true honestly of other filesystems whether GW is running on SLES, OES, or Windows. A completely different way of getting the day would be to use Veeam Instant VM Recovery to spin up the VM with the PO in question, then use the GW client on the same VM or another VM in the virtual lab to access the PO, find the needed items, archive them, then you could copy the archive off to a client machine in your production network to restore the archive back into the production PO.
As to eDir, if you happen to also have AD and you're using something like IDM to sync between the two you could then easily use our Explorer for AD to recover users into AD and have that sync over to eDir. Plus the user then being created into either AD or GW could be used to recreate the mailbox in GW.
These are a few ideas at least when it comes to restoring eDir and GroupWise.