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How to bring gw6.5 data to new tree and gw2012

Basically we are redoing the whole site and wish to start from scratch
without any left over items from the old system.

It should be possible to bring the groupwise data from a system into
another new system. Does it have to have the same tree,server,context?

The thought process is to
a)build a new server
b)install gw2012 on it.
c)backup the gw directory from the old system
d)restore the gw directory to the new system in a temporary location
e)copy/graft the gw data into the new system


Step e) is where we are trying to figure out the actual steps. If anyone
has done this or can point us in the right direction would be appreciated.

This is what we have.

Netware 6.5
GW 6.5
1 Tree
1 old server starting to have issues.

This is what we want to do

New Server
New Tree
New Groupwise 2012

Import GW6.5 Data into the new groupwise system.


Do we need to use the same fid on the new edir accounts?

Regards


J Smith

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Re: How to bring gw6.5 data to new tree and gw2012

J Smith wrote:

> It should be possible to bring the groupwise data from a system into
> another new system. Does it have to have the same
> tree,server,context?


No. You can move GW to a new server, graft everything into a new tree,
etc.

> The thought process is to
> a)build a new server
> b)install gw2012 on it.
> c)backup the gw directory from the old system
> d)restore the gw directory to the new system in a temporary location
> e)copy/graft the gw data into the new system


Coming from GroupWise 6.5, to stay with an officially supported route,
you'll need to go to GW8 first. After verifying everything is working
properly you can then in-place upgrade to 2012. For the GW8
intermediate step use 803HP1, for 2012 use 2012SP1.

> This is what we have.
>
> Netware 6.5
> GW 6.5
> 1 Tree
> 1 old server starting to have issues.
>
> This is what we want to do
>
> New Server
> New Tree
> New Groupwise 2012


Personally, to keep things simpler, I'd install eDir on the new server
into the existing tree. Just because the old server is experiencing
issues doesn't mean you necessarily need to start completely over.
Then all you're doing is migrating GW to a new server and upgrading to
a new version. Skips the whole grafting piece.

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