Upgrade to from GW2012 to GW2014 - External Domain question

Hi - We are running GW2012sp2 - single server, primary domain and 5 post offices. We also have an external domain. (We are discontinuing use of eDir)

We will disconnect (LAN) the old server and apply its IP address to the new server after DBcopy domain and po's. Running the installer against the Domain, then the POs will upgrade the databases, and Distribution Lists become Groups, and GWIA and WebAccess look fairly straight forward (of course, we say that all the time and regret it later).
(1) can we upgrade directly to the latest GW14 release.
(2) how does the external domain/po get moved, or do we merely re-create it?
Note: Using Caledonia upgrade guide as our main resource.
(3) Integration to AD will be done later, depending upon everything else.
  • Hi,

    Yes you can upgrade directly to GroupWise 2014 R2 HP1

    Is your external domain purely for housing e-mail addresses external to your system? In my experience just migrating what is already running like your primary domain/MTA will automatically pull this across as it is not a "live" running MTA with a file system.

    Danita's Caledonia upgrade guide is your best resource :)

    Please let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,
  • laurabuckley;2428560 wrote:
    Hi,

    Yes you can upgrade directly to GroupWise 2014 R2 HP1

    Is your external domain purely for housing e-mail addresses external to your system? In my experience just migrating what is already running like your primary domain/MTA will automatically pull this across as it is not a "live" running MTA with a file system.

    Danita's Caledonia upgrade guide is your best resource :)

    Please let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,


    Thank you, Yes - you are correct - it is a sort of pass through for sending messages to a vendor. And we'll let you know the outcome. We are upgrading Suse to SP4 and GMS2014 at the start of the day.
  • The Upgrade was a success.... we upgraded Mobility (SP4 GMS2014) at the same time. Normal glitches to keep the faint of heart away, but the Caledonia "book" as a planning tool was priceless. We spent some time dealing with GWIA and SSL - previous versions the private key would be part of a single file. We (Mark)uncoupled the single file to add the private key by itself and all is good. Oh, and the external PO/user was a non-issue. All the components worked without human intervention. In a couple days we'll clean up eDir objects we dragged along with the move. But then, may keep them as a reminder of problems solved and progress made. Take care ! and thanks
  • Hi,

    I'm glad that it all ended well for you. Thank you for posting back and letting us know.

    Cheers,