Some messages changes from "Mail" to "Personal Message" duringupdate from 2012 to 2014

I have just discovered, some messages have changed from a normal mail to "Personal Message", when I updated the system from GW2012 to 2014.
I have later updated to 2014R2, and now they are "Sticky Notes".
The problem is, that the content is gone. Or at least invisible.
I have tried to use the function "Change to" => Mail, but that didn't solve the problem.

All the problematic mails I have found so far comes from two senders at the Danish Ministry of Education. Funny thing is, it's not all mails from these two senders that have changed status....
All mails received by GW2014 seems to be OK.

Any suggestions?

The 2012-system was on Win2003R2.
Then I updated to 2014, I used a new Win2008R2 server, attached the data disk from the old server, and simply selected the old Post Office and Domain.
Current version is 2014R2hp1, still on Win2008R2

I still have access to a copy of the 2012 system, so I can save the messages as eml. But it takes time, and I can't find a way to import them into the current system afterwards.

Any help appreciated.
Jens Jakob Sørensen
Dansk Centralbibliotek
  • Hi.

    Am 28.04.2016 um 09:00 schrieb Jens Jakob Sørensen:
    > I have just discovered, some messages have changed from a normal mail to
    > "Personal Message", when I updated the system from GW2012 to 2014.
    > I have later updated to 2014R2, and now they are "Sticky Notes".


    Check your ofmsg folder in the PO. My guess is that one of your message
    databases got corrupt or missing. Either you have a rather recent
    ofmsgxxx.dba there (it was rebuilt in an attempt to repair it), or one
    of them is obviously smaller than the rest (it got recreated because it
    was outright missing).

    At any rate, assuming the new system is running for a while now, there's
    not much you can do other than access the old system and transfer those
    mails one by one. If you want them where they originally belong, the way
    to do it is to archive them in the old system, then open the archive
    while attached to the new system and unarchive them.

    CU,
    --
    Massimo Rosen
    Novell Knowledge Partner
    No emails please!
    http://www.cfc-it.de

  • I tried the archive solution, and it works!

    Thank you very much for the advice.



    Jens Jakob




    >>> Massimo Rosen<mrosenNO@SPAMcfc-it.de> 28-04-2016 09:11 >>>



    Hi.




    Am 28.04.2016 um 09:00 schrieb Jens Jakob Sørensen:


    > I have just discovered, some messages have changed from a normal mail to



    > "Personal Message", when I updated the system from GW2012 to 2014.



    > I have later updated to 2014R2, and now they are "Sticky Notes".





    Check your ofmsg folder in the PO. My guess is that one of your message

    databases got corrupt or missing. Either you have a rather recent

    ofmsgxxx.dba there (it was rebuilt in an attempt to repair it), or one

    of them is obviously smaller than the rest (it got recreated because it

    was outright missing).




    At any rate, assuming the new system is running for a while now, there's

    not much you can do other than access the old system and transfer those

    mails one by one. If you want them where they originally belong, the way

    to do it is to archive them in the old system, then open the archive

    while attached to the new system and unarchive them.




    CU,

    --

    Massimo Rosen

    Novell Knowledge Partner

    No emails please!
    http://www.cfc-it.de