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Restore Mailbox from OLD PO to NEW PO

This seems kinda ugly. I consolidated mailboxes from one PO to another by moving user/resources. It would seem that one mailbox failed to move properly, and I have since removed the source PO. I copied the USERXXX.db from the old PO to the new PO, and at least got the mailbox back, but no message bodies - which tells me because I need to get the content from the MSGXXX.dbs from the old PO. So, since I have the entire old PO structure accessible, how would I go about copying/restoring the mailbox from the OLD PO to the NEW PO?
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(Groupwise 8.0.2 - Netware)
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Re: Restore Mailbox from OLD PO to NEW PO

The mailbox in question is a resource (not a user)
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Re: Restore Mailbox from OLD PO to NEW PO

Here are the results from the gwcheck run against the resource on the new PO. How do I recover from this?! I have not been successful getting access to the resource mailbox from the old PO.:


***** OVERALL STATS FOR THIS RUN *****
*********************************************************************
Uncorrectable conditions encountered:
- No problems found
Correctable conditions encountered:
CODE DESCRIPTION COUNT
---- -------------------------------------------------- -----
37 Item records with missing message database recs.... 1902
40 Invalid MSG records found.......................... 271
47 Subscribe records pointing to invalid user......... 2
82 Inaccessible attachment files...................... 1
84 Missing Verification Records....................... 1
*********************************************************************
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Re: Restore Mailbox from OLD PO to NEW PO

I think I dodged a bullet!

I copied the wphost.db and ngwguard.db from a backup prior to the user/resource move on the old server, and brought up the PO on the old server. I then logged in with the GW client and connected to the old PO using cli options:
C:\Novell\GroupWise\grpwise.exe /@U-gwresourceowner-ccpo1 /ipa-172.16.0.26 /ipp:1678

I then was able to proxy into the resource and see all the mail. I set the archive path to a network location and I then archived all the email.

I then logged into the new PO as the resource, pointing the archive path to where I archived everything, and then unarchived all the items, effectively transferring all the emails from the old PO into the new PO.

Yay!
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