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Netware GW 8 Move to Suse GW 8

We are moving our GW 8 in a Netware server to a server with Suse. It seems that it will take 3-4 days (we did a test during a weekend). We were wondering if making everyone archive emails, i.e. all before 2012, will help the move to be faster. Anyone has an idea?

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Lana
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Re: Netware GW 8 Move to Suse GW 8

Hi Lana,

I strongly recommend getting yourself a copy of Danita's guide to moving GroupWise from NetWare to Linux: Caledonia Guide to Moving GroupWise

In this guide Danita explains how to use DBCopy to get your GroupWise system from a NetWare server onto a Linux server in two passes. Essentially you do an initial copy with DBCopy while your GroupWise system is running - in preparation for the move. Then, when you are ready for the final move, using DBCopy with different switches will only copy the data that has changed since your initial copy. The second pass is usually very quick.

Let us know how it goes.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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Re: Netware GW 8 Move to Suse GW 8

Thanks for your response.

We are not 100% familiar with Suse as we are with Novell, so we are using the migration utility instead of the dbcopy. This is why I was asking if archiving will reduce the migration time. We will be using the utility during the holidays, hopefully if we start Thursday night, it will give us enough time so everyone has email on Monday morning.
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Hi Lana,

Yes, archiving will reduce the migration time as it removes the mail from the database store. The more you archive, the less needs to be moved.

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Laura Buckley

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