We’re proud to announce full support for migrating from Novell GroupWise 8 to Exchange – including BPOS, Office 365, on-premise Exchange and hosted Exchange. The benefits remain the same as when migrating from Google Apps, Exchange, IMAP, etc. You not only get a zero-installation solution but also unlimited scalability, advanced stats, email alerts, built-in retries, automated credential management, scripting capabilities, performance optimizations, and much more.
This blog post is part 1 of a 3-part series introducing this new capability:
- Part 1: Introducing Migrations from GroupWise 8 to BPOS / Exchange
- Part 2: High-Fidelity Migrations from GroupWise to BPOS / Exchange
- Part 3: Advanced options for Migrating from GroupWise to BPOS / Exchange
If you visit our supported system web page, you’ll notice the addition of GroupWise 8 to the list. As the table below indicates, we’ll migrate all your GroupWise calendar items, contacts, tasks, and emails. Note that this is a high-fidelity migration. Have a GroupWise contact with a rarely used field or even a photo set? We’ll migrate that with to Exchange. Have recurring appointments with one-off changes to specific instances? Again, we’ll migrate that to Exchange. More on this in part 2, including screenshots.
Migrating from GroupWise 8 to Exchange is a breeze. On the GroupWise side, all you need is SOAP access. Navigate to your Groupwise POA settings using ConsoleOne and enable SOAP access as shown below. By default, GroupWise will be listening on port 7191 but you can change that if you want.
When creating a connector in MigrationWiz, simply specify GroupWise 8 for the source and enter the SOAP access URL. Don’t worry if you forget to port number or the /soap path, we’ll automatically try different combinations. You can also configure the source to use administrative credentials, but this requires registration of a Trusted Application which we’ll cover in part 3. Below we used an IP address, but a host name also works.
Once your connector is created, enter mailbox information in MigrationWiz. You can do it manually or upload a list of mailboxes to migrate using a CSV file. If you don’t know the user name or password, select the “I don’t know the username or password” checkbox and MigrationWiz will ask the user to enter this information on a secure web page.
That’s it! All you’ll need to do now is to submit your migrations and GroupWise content should appear in Exchange within minutes.