This quick start guide provides you with the basic information to configure CloudMigrator for a migration from GroupWise. It is highly recommended that you read the application documentation in full for your platforms in order to understand all of the options available to you during a migration.
The following software should be installed on the migration workstation:
- Novell GroupWise client, version 6.5.6 or higher. The client installation must be compatible with the server installation
- Novell Client 4.91SP4 or higher
- It is also recommended that you install Novell ConsoleOne with all the GroupWise plugins in order to verify your setup.
What else do I need?
- The Novell GroupWise Post Office server address or TCP/IP address, and port number (typically 1677)
- Novell GroupWise Domain Distinguished Name (DN) (ie dom1.groupwise.container) or GroupWise Domain Path (location of WPHOST.DB)
- Novell eDirectory Tree Name
- Existing GroupWise account (does not have to be an administrator)
Construct the DN (Optional)
The format must be: GroupWise_Domain_Object.Container_Or_Containers.Server where ‘Container_Or_Containers’ can be omitted if the GroupWise domain is not within any container.
In the screenshot from ConsoleOne, the correct setting would be: dom1.groupwise.server. Either this or the ‘Domain Path’ setting can be used to connect to the GroupWise domain.
Only one of Domain DN or Domain Path is required. If Domain Path is present it will be used in preference to Domain DN. Domain Path is usually more flexible and can normally be used with Linux-based GroupWise installations with more success than Domain DN.
Create a Trusted Application
For the CloudMigrator to impersonate users and read their inbox without their password a Novell GroupWise Trusted Application must be created. Trusted Applications are used by third-party programs in order to securely log into Post Office Agents (POAs) in order to access GroupWise mailboxes. Using the CloudMigrator you can create a Trusted Application, select Tools > GroupWise > Create GroupWise Trusted Application.
To create a Trusted Application enter the Domain Path, and select Create. The Domain Path is the network location containing the Novell GroupWise Domain database, wpdomain.db and wphost.db.
You must have read/write access to this location and eDirectory administrator rights in order to create the Trusted Application correctly. Failure to create the Trusted Application correctly will result in authentication issues.
To successfully create a trusted application, you need to be logged into the workstation via the Novell client with full Administrative rights over the Post Office, Domain and Cluster.
If necessary, verify that the trusted application has been created within the GroupWise system then in ConsoleOne, navigate to ‘Tools->GroupWise System Operations->Trusted Applications’, where a list of trusted applications will be displayed.
To delete a trusted application all fields must be completed, including the value of the old trusted application key, and then click ‘Delete’. Trusted applications can also be deleted using the Novell Administration tools.
- Select your Novell GroupWise version in the platform selector:
- Select Novell GroupWise 6.5.6
- Select Novell GroupWise 7.0.3
- Select Novell GroupWise 8 or Higher
- Enter the settings into the GroupWise server settings
- Enter your license key. Please click Help > Licence Key to apply the licence. Paste in licence key and click Apply.
- Setup your destination platform. Instructions are available for G Suite, Google Vault, Microsoft Exchange or Office 365 and Exchange Online Archives.
- Test the configuration using the configuration test tool, available at ‘Tools->Check Connections’. See this article for more information about the connection test tool. You will also need to complete the settings for the destination platform before running this test. If any problems are encountered with the connection test, please examine the error and make the adjustments to your configuration settings.
- Generate your user list and select the users and items you would like to migrate in the ‘Users/Resources’ tab.
- Start your migration
If you have any specialized needs, or would like to learn more about the migration options and how they can be used to make sure your migration is performed in an appropriate way for your organisation, please refer to the advanced options.
Migrating GroupWise Archives
CloudMigrator can also migrate GroupWise Archives. See the section in Migration Concepts and Operations for more information.