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Upgrade Groupwise7 to Groupwise2014

Hi,

We are currently using Groupwise7 and are planning to upgrade it to the latest version i.e. Groupwise 2014 (finally 🙂 )

I need to know, whether can we upgrade Groupwise7 to Groupwise2014 directly or it requires phased upgrade (e.g. Groupwise7 to Groupwise2012 and then to Groupwise2014... )

Please guide.

Thanks
K
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Re: Upgrade Groupwise7 to Groupwise2014

On 27/04/2014 12:06, ckalpesh wrote:

> We are currently using Groupwise7 and are planning to upgrade it to the
> latest version i.e. Groupwise 2014 (finally 🙂 )
>
> I need to know, whether can we upgrade Groupwise7 to Groupwise2014
> directly or it requires phased upgrade (e.g. Groupwise7 to Groupwise2012
> and then to Groupwise2014... )
>
> Please guide.


I think section 22.0 of the GroupWise 2014 Installation Guide[1] covers
this:

--begin--
Understanding the Upgrade Process

You can upgrade a GroupWise 8 or GroupWise 2012 system to GroupWise 2014.

IMPORTANT:If you need to upgrade from an older GroupWise version, you
must upgrade at least to GroupWise 8, and preferably to GroupWise 2012,
in order to ensure that your GroupWise data is compatible with the
upgrade process that is provided in GroupWise 2014.

If your GroupWise system is still on NetWare, see "Migrating Away from
NetWare" in the GroupWise 2012 Installation Guide.
---end---

So to get from GroupWise 7 to GroupWise 2014 you'll need to go via
GroupWise 8 or (preferably) 2012.

That obviously is glossing over upgrading (or migrating) the server OS
that your GroupWise system currently runs on.

HTH.

[1]
http://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014/gw2014_guide_install/data/inst_upgrade_understand.html
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Re: Upgrade Groupwise7 to Groupwise2014

smflood;2316915 wrote:



I think section 22.0 of the GroupWise 2014 Installation Guide[1] covers
this:

--begin--
Understanding the Upgrade Process

You can upgrade a GroupWise 8 or GroupWise 2012 system to GroupWise 2014.

IMPORTANT:If you need to upgrade from an older GroupWise version, you
must upgrade at least to GroupWise 8, and preferably to GroupWise 2012,
in order to ensure that your GroupWise data is compatible with the
upgrade process that is provided in GroupWise 2014.

If your GroupWise system is still on NetWare, see "Migrating Away from
NetWare" in the GroupWise 2012 Installation Guide.
---end---

So to get from GroupWise 7 to GroupWise 2014 you'll need to go via
GroupWise 8 or (preferably) 2012.

That obviously is glossing over upgrading (or migrating) the server OS
that your GroupWise system currently runs on.

HTH.

[1]
http://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014/gw2014_guide_install/data/inst_upgrade_understand.html
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Hello Simon,

Thanks for the guidance and the link.

I hope that upgrading from GW7 to GW2012 and then to GW2014 can be done serially after the other; so that upgrading the client software will be straight from 7 to 14 for users.

Thanks again,
K
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Re: Upgrade Groupwise7 to Groupwise2014

Simon Flood wrote:

> IMPORTANT:If you need to upgrade from an older GroupWise version, you must
> upgrade at least to GroupWise 8, and preferably to GroupWise 2012, in order to
> ensure that your GroupWise data is compatible with the upgrade process that is
> provided in GroupWise 2014.


I found their final language to be a bit overstated. It's not at all "requred",
and there is nothing that will go wrong. Novell simply hasn't tested it, and
thus is not "supporting" it. I've tested it though, and have done upgrades
directly from GW 6.5 to GroupWise 2014. There is no "technical" reason why this
not be possible all the way back to GroupWise 5.0!

If you would like some "help" in doing it in one step, I'd be happy to do it for
you. Of course, it's not that much extra work doing it in two steps. If you do
choose to do two steps, you might as well upgrade to GroupWise 2012 first,
because that will prompt you to create a DVA. If you upgrade to GW8 to meet the
Novell requirements, you'll be required to manually configure a DVA for
GroupWise 2014.

I suspect a lot of sites will probably go the two step route, but any system I
touch personally will do it all in one go 🙂

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Re: Upgrade Groupwise7 to Groupwise2014

In article <ckalpesh.6da800@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Ckalpesh wrote:
> I hope that upgrading from GW7 to GW2012 and then to GW2014 can be done
> serially after the other; so that upgrading the client software will be
> straight from 7 to 14 for users.
>

Even if you have to pause mid step on the upgrade of the back end (such
as having it at GW2012) you can still leave the client software at GW7
until you are finished. The way GroupWise works allows for you to use
older clients against the server precisely because it can be quite a
challenge to get to all those clients. They just don't get the new
features until they upgrade. I have run GW7 clients against a GW 2012
POA without any issues.



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