Sun Java System Calendar Server 6 2005Q4 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Enable Hot Backups

  1. At a command line, change to the directory where the ics.conf is located:

    cd /etc/opt/SUNWics5/config

  2. Enable hot backups by setting the following ics.conf parameter to “yes”:


  3. Specify the directory path for the hot backup directory:


    You might choose to place hot backups on an alternate disk or disk subsystem in case of a hardware failure on the primary disk drive. Doing this might also reduce input-output contention on the primary drive or subsystem.

    If you have a high availability (HA) configuration, specify the path as a subdirectory in shared storage (/global/cal/ ). See also, Chapter 7, Configuring for High Availability (Failover Service).

  4. When you have completed editing the ics.conf file, restart Calendar Server:


    The calendar services do not need to be stopped to edit the ics.conf file, but you must restart the services in order for the changes to take effect.