Move/Migrate Netware 6 to OES 2/Groupwise 6.5 to 8
Posted on 2010-09-13
I have the following questions for all you Novell gurus. We are moving from Netware 6.0, eDirectory 8.6.2; to SLES 10, OES 2 SP2. Additionally, we are moving from Groupwise 6.5 to OES 2 SP2 Groupwise 8. Here's the scenario. We have all new hardware, and have configured a completely new Tree. We would like to move all the Users, Groups, and Groupwise mailboxes to the new Tree. Could anyone enlighten me as to which would be the best way to accomplish this. The old Tree has come up all the way from the 4.x days and is full of quirks and bugs, that is why we want to get a fresh start. I can recreate the users and Groups if necessary, our organization is not so large that it would be a problem, however, how would we move the mailboxes and associate them with the new users. I've done a test run with the Groupwise Migration Utility, and it won't work because the versions of Groupwise are different. They want to go live with this fairly quickly, and I'm at my wits end trying to find a smooth way of doing this. Thanks in advance!