Offline availability of GW network archive

Hi,

can you please assist me in setting up my GroupWise (version 12.0.1) archive folder on an Novell network while still allowing offline archive availability. The idea is to have my GW archive on 2 laptops both directed to the same folder on the network, while also having the archive available on both laptops while offline. Any suggestions?

If this is not possible, is there at least a way of setting up an auto backup of my archive from the my local hard drive to a network folder?

Thanks in advance

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  • On 30.04.2013 14:36, Cfvdwest1 wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > can you please assist me in setting up my GroupWise (version 12.0.1)
    > archive folder on an Novell network while still allowing offline archive
    > availability. The idea is to have my GW archive on 2 laptops both
    > directed to the same folder on the network, while also having the
    > archive available on both laptops while offline. Any suggestions?


    Yes: Forget it. Forget Groupwise archiving, setup caching mode on both
    laptops, and leave all your data in your live groupwise mailbox.

    CU,
    --
    Massimo Rosen
    Novell Knowledge Partner
    No emails please!
    http://www.cfc-it.de
  • Thanks for the quick response. Firstly the caching mode option is greyed out in my GroupWise and I therefore assume this mode is restricted by the administrator/my company. Secondly I'd need additional live mailbox space, and lots of it. My current archive is about 15 Gig. Would that be possible to un-archive all of this?

    It would be a great solution though, because this way I'd have access to all old emails even through WebAccess from any computer with an internet connection.

    Thanks again and hoping you can assist further.
  • Further to the above, my live mailbox is restricted to 1 Gig and I therefore had to turn on auto-archiving. I thus don't think I'm going to get away from archiving.

    As an alternative, would it be possible to set up a network folder that is automatically synchronized with both laptops' local archive folder? If only the windows 'Offline Availability' option was available on a Novell network drive this would have been easy, but it's not. Do you think this is a viable alternative, and if so, how should I go about setting it up?

    Thanks again.
  • In article <Cfvdwest1.5um5k0@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Cfvdwest1 wrote:
    > . Firstly the caching mode option is greyed
    > out in my GroupWise and I therefore assume this mode is restricted by
    > the administrator/my company.

    Yes, that is an option available to your Administrators. The most likely
    reason for them having done that is to attempt to keep the mail under
    their control. Caching mode means you have a copy with you.

    > Secondly I'd need additional live mailbox
    > space, and lots of it. My current archive is about 15 Gig. Would that be
    > possible to un-archive all of this?

    With the limit on your live mailbox, you couldn't un-archive. So it is
    really an issue of approaching your Administrators to see if they could
    increase your limit as well as allow caching mode that would balance out
    some of the impact of all that mail. Perhaps in that conversation you
    might find why they are limiting caching mode.

    One trick that might help you is if your mail size is due to a few large
    messages you don't really need. A query folder of all big messages sort
    by size and really look at the big messages (attachments) because
    sometimes you'll find you can clear lots that way. It is a persistent
    enough issue I wrote up the details of this for a number of my clients.
    http://www.konecnyad.ca/andyk/bigmail.htm


    Also, this is the GroupWise 8 area and you noted that you are on the 2012
    client, not that it makes any difference for your issue. For future
    reference there is a separate forum for that
    https://forums.novell.com/novell-product-discussions/collaboration/groupwi
    se/groupwise-2012/gw2012-clients/


    Andy Konecny
    Knowledge Partner (voluntary SysOp)
    Konecny Consulting Inc. in Toronto

    "Give more than others think is wise
    Challenge yourself beyond what others think is right"
    Michael 'Pinball' Clemens