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Migrating to GroupWise 8

The existing system is GroupWise 7; MTA, POA, Web, GWIA all on one NetWare box. We'd rather avoid touching the old server or making any changes.

We're deploying GroupWise 8 on OES-SLES. We plan to build a new secondary domain and several post offices on at least three OES-SLES boxes and move the users to the GroupWise 8 POs

My understanding is that I cannot add a secondary GroupWise 8 domain until I update the MTA on the NetWare box. Is this actually the case?

Is there anyway to add a GroupWise 8 secondary domain without updating the existing MTA?

Another "correct me if I'm wrong" question... If I update the MTA on the NetWare 6.5 box, we don't HAVE TO update the POA?

Thanks for your input...
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Re: Migrating to GroupWise 8

Hi,

9555269 wrote:
>
> My understanding is that I cannot add a secondary GroupWise 8 domain
> until I update the MTA on the NetWare box. Is this actually the case?


Yes.

> Is there anyway to add a GroupWise 8 secondary domain without updating
> the existing MTA?


No.

> Another "correct me if I'm wrong" question... If I update the MTA on
> the NetWare 6.5 box, we don't HAVE TO update the POA?


Yes, you have to. All GW components on the same server must always be
the same version.

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Re: Migrating to GroupWise 8

On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:56:01 +0000, 9555269 wrote:

> My understanding is that I cannot add a secondary GroupWise 8 domain
> until I update the MTA on the NetWare box. Is this actually the case?


As Massimo already answered, yes this is correct. So what you can do is
install a secondary domain on OES using GW7, promote it to primary, then
upgrade it to GW8. After that domain is GW8 now install your new GW8
post offices. This way the only change to the GW7 components on your
NetWare server is that the primary domain becomes a secondary.



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Joe Marton
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9555269 Absent Member.
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Re: Migrating to GroupWise 8

Thank you Joe. This is actually what we did this weekend:

1. Install GroupWise 7 Secondary Domain on OES/SLES
2. Install GroupWise 7 PO on OES/SLES
3. Promote OES/SLES Domain to Primary
4. Upgrade OES/SLES Domain and PO to GroupWise 8

We're testing the coexistance and migration this week. I am expecting some migration type issues moving user mailboxes from GroupWise 7 POs to GroupWise 8. We're doing some testing.

I wonder if anyone has experience running 7 and 8 in different domains within the same GroupWise system?

The client is trying to get approval to update the NetWare agents to 8... Pray for me.


jmarton;1939912 wrote:
On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:56:01 +0000, 9555269 wrote:

> My understanding is that I cannot add a secondary GroupWise 8 domain
> until I update the MTA on the NetWare box. Is this actually the case?


As Massimo already answered, yes this is correct. So what you can do is
install a secondary domain on OES using GW7, promote it to primary, then
upgrade it to GW8. After that domain is GW8 now install your new GW8
post offices. This way the only change to the GW7 components on your
NetWare server is that the primary domain becomes a secondary.



--
Joe Marton
Novell Knowledge Partner
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Re: Migrating to GroupWise 8

On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 18:26:02 +0000, 9555269 wrote:

> I wonder if anyone has experience running 7 and 8 in different domains
> within the same GroupWise system?


We ran this way for quite some time and had no issues.

> The client is trying to get approval to update the NetWare agents to
> 8... Pray for me.


Hopefully they'll get the approval. If you are going to be moving users
between post offices you'll have a better chance for success if
everything is GW8.

--
Joe Marton
Novell Knowledge Partner

Joe Marton Emeritus Knowledge Partner
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