Automated Novell GWcheck

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Automated GWcheckThis application run automated version of gwcheck.exe utility and can check up to 50 archives one by one.

Very useful for migrating existing archives ont any new system..

 

Requirements:

It can be run on any workstation although it’s better to use VM or setup some dedicated (even low spec) machine with Windows7

Setup:

Unzip the file to C: (archives folder with contents shown on picture 1 below)

Picture 1 – screenshot of archive folder items

How to use it:

Locate the user archives (disable the access) and copy them from their “user home dir”/grpwise (ofxxxarc etc)to to_be_archived folder. (it should contain folders with user archives as shown on picture 2 below)

Picture 2 – screenshot of to_be_archived folder items

Run AutoGWchecks.exe

-it runs gwcheck.exe on to_be_archived directory selecting appropriate flags etc.

-it runs fix amount of time per archive, currently for x min (work in progress, doesn’t support monster archives)

-once archive is successful it remains in to_be_archived directory ready for the import.

-if not successful it will try to fix the archive up to 3 times (hecks for error log), if still not fixed it will be moved to problem folder,

-it puts the log for each run in the log folder successful or not

 

Picture 3 – screenshot of the automated GWcheck progress bar

By the end of the scan there is a message to summarise:

Picture 4 –screenshot of the message with summary

 

 

The most efficient use of that automated application is to arrange a group of users at the time .Disable their access to archives, copy the feeds, run the utility.

FAQ:

Q. What If archive fails to be fixed 3 times in a row?

A. It will be moved to problem folder

Q. What if the time allocated for the scan isn’t long enough to complete it (large archive)

A. It will run 3 times and move the archive to the problem folder, please try again manually.

 

 

I am happy to share the source code.


 

 

 

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