GroupWise upgrade, version 6.0 to 2012

I posted this topic about a year and a half ago, but am revisiting it again for a customer site. Info:

1 server (Windows 2000)
I primary domain, 1 post office (version 6.0)
edirectory on box, no other boxes in mix, version 8.7

Want to migrate to 2012, and then 2014.

My thoughts are this:

dbcopy data over to new server
install 2012 software, C1, snapins/administration, agent software
Login to C1, check schema, update if needed, which it probably will(want be able to attach to domain at this step since not upgraded)
Upgrade agents
Login to C1, check versions,etc

Novell docs states best practice to upgrade to 2014, is to be on GW8 or 2012. It might work to take GW6 directly to 2014, but I would rather follow their docs for it. One of my questions is can you move the data over to new box, and then upgrade it just to make sure it upgrades correctly, like if I moved the data to a test box that had the 2012 software on it, but not authenticate to edirectory. Also, do my steps look correct order for accomplishing this task? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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  • jlewter wrote:

    > Novell docs states best practice to upgrade to 2014, is to be on GW8
    > or 2012. It might work to take GW6 directly to 2014, but I would
    > rather follow their docs for it. One of my questions is can you move
    > the data over to new box, and then upgrade it just to make sure it
    > upgrades correctly, like if I moved the data to a test box that had
    > the 2012 software on it, but not authenticate to edirectory. Also, do
    > my steps look correct order for accomplishing this task? Any help or
    > suggestions would be appreciated.


    The reason we say that is because we officially tested, certified, and
    QA'ed upgrading from 8 or 2012 to 2014. However, I've had a number of
    customers upgrade to 2014 directly from 7.0, and I have one customer
    right now getting ready to go from 6.5 to 2014. Even if you want to do
    it "by the book," we only officially support upgrading from 7.0 or 8.0
    to 2012, so you'd look at multiple steps here. I say just go directly
    to 2014. And as Laura said, you'll have to use a 64-bit OS. If you're
    going to keep it on Windows I recommend 2012 or 2012 R2 simply because
    Microsoft has dropped general support for 2008 R2.

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  • "Joseph Marton" wrote:

    > However, I've had a number of
    > customers upgrade to 2014 directly from 7.0, and I have one customer right now
    > getting ready to go from 6.5 to 2014.


    I am quite comfortable with this. I've done 6.5 to 2014, and realistically
    there is no reason why you couldn't go directly from 5.0 to 2014!

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  • "Joseph Marton" wrote:

    > However, I've had a number of
    > customers upgrade to 2014 directly from 7.0, and I have one customer right now
    > getting ready to go from 6.5 to 2014.


    I am quite comfortable with this. I've done 6.5 to 2014, and realistically
    there is no reason why you couldn't go directly from 5.0 to 2014!

    --
    Danita
    Novell Knowledge Partner
    Are you a GroupWise Power Administrator? Join our site.
    http://www.caledonia.net/register

    If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
    show your appreciation and click on the star below...
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