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Migrate Users Email out of Groupwise 8

We have an user who is moving departments and requires their old email going forward. The new department is running Exchange/Outlook and we're running Groupwise so we need a way to get their email out of Groupwise into some form that can either be viewed without any connection to our Groupwise server or directly imported into a third party application such as Thunderbird. I know there's a way to archive Groupwise mail to disk but doesn't that still require the Groupwise client connected to the server to view? There was a tool called GWSave for Groupwise 7 but the link is dead so I couldn't try it and see if it would work. Some searching around has found some tools for migration but they seem to focused primarily on moving users en mass; we simply have a single user that needs to be moved. Has anyone used anything before, anything positive to say or recommendations?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Migrate Users Email out of Groupwise 8

Hi,

In this thread: http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php/478171-Export-to-PST-file?p=2325449#post2325449

Bob-O-Rama makes a good suggestion - perhaps check it out.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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Re: Migrate Users Email out of Groupwise 8

laurabuckley;2326797 wrote:
Hi,

In this thread: http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php/478171-Export-to-PST-file?p=2325449#post2325449

Bob-O-Rama makes a good suggestion - perhaps check it out.

Cheers,


Thanks for the link! The product definitely looks like it could do what we want, unfortunately for a single user we can't warrant the cost; maybe if we migrated off Novell one day. Thanks again though.
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Re: Migrate Users Email out of Groupwise 8

mdelport2;2326677 wrote:
We have an user who is moving departments and requires their old email going forward. The new department is running Exchange/Outlook and we're running Groupwise so we need a way to get their email out of Groupwise into some form that can either be viewed without any connection to our Groupwise server or directly imported into a third party application such as Thunderbird. I know there's a way to archive Groupwise mail to disk but doesn't that still require the Groupwise client connected to the server to view? There was a tool called GWSave for Groupwise 7 but the link is dead so I couldn't try it and see if it would work. Some searching around has found some tools for migration but they seem to focused primarily on moving users en mass; we simply have a single user that needs to be moved. Has anyone used anything before, anything positive to say or recommendations?

Thanks in advance!


Maybe connect an Outlook 2010/2013 client to GroupWise using IMAP. Then either only let the Outlook client cache the needed folders, or copy contents of each folder to a PST file.

Probably a bit tedious depending on how large the GroupWise mailbox is... but for a one off I'd think doable.

Cheers,
Willem
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Re: Migrate Users Email out of Groupwise 8

magic31;2326942 wrote:
Maybe connect an Outlook 2010/2013 client to GroupWise using IMAP. Then either only let the Outlook client cache the needed folders, or copy contents of each folder to a PST file.

Probably a bit tedious depending on how large the GroupWise mailbox is... but for a one off I'd think doable.

Cheers,
Willem


Oddly enough I was thinking if that would work last night too. It probably would if we enable IMAP. Biggest issue would be the users 25 GB mailbox size...
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mdelport2 Absent Member.
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Re: Migrate Users Email out of Groupwise 8

For those that are interested, we are giving Transend Migrator a try, it's cheap and seems to be comprehensive in what it can do.

Thank for all the help!
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