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Hello,

I have been told that you can backup groupwise data to XML files. Is this something that can really be done with groupwise email or do you need a 3rd party tool to do that? If it is possible, I would like to find tech references on how to backup groupwise email data to XML files, and and other technical references that can tell me the format structure of the XML file.

Is this something that can be done with GroupWise using native GroupWise tools?

Thanks,
John
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Currently the only product I'm aware of that will do as you've written is manufactured by Messaging Architects.  The product is called M+Archive and the current version is 2010.1.  It will archive GroupWise proprietary-encrypted message stores into XML data and index everything using the Exalead Indexing product that is integrated.

What is your purpose for doing this?  If I know more about your end goal, there may be other products to suggest.

GroupWise natively will not export or backup to XML.

Scott
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Thanks. I am familar with that tool but I do not know the data map or structure of the XML files. Do you know if they provide a data map or legend of how it is structred? I know I can look at it but having a map would sure save me time.

I want to convert that data to PST files.
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There is a PST exporter built right into the product.  M+Archive gets all of the data out of GroupWise and afterwards, if needed (as in your case) you export all data or subsets of it to PST.  Outlook 2007 must be installed on the M+Archive server in order to make this happen.

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Thank you. I can already do a conversion to PST file using my own software, and also batch export items to PST file, but not for this XML format, yet. The problem with the GFI Archive tool is that it does not populate all the properties properly or completely. It leaves some fields untouched and important ones at that, such as the combination of HTML, RTF, and Plain text message bodies. The way it writes data to a message body is also undesirable in some cases.
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By the way, I am kinda going back to my original question. Do you know if their is a spec sheet or data map on the XML format for these XML files?
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I know of nothing on a data map for the XML format when exporting out of GroupWise with M+Archive.  I've only read about the GFI Archive utility but not looked into it.  The top two archive/compliance products for GroupWise are Retain by GWAVA and M+Archive by Messaging Architects.  There are others in the industry but these were the first two and are by far the most mature.  It is interesting to watch that as soon as state and federal mandates were put into place about email archiving (with no money sent to schools or businesses to assist with paying for the mandates) a bunch of vendors added archiving to their products...most of this add-on archiving in my opinion, working with various tools for many years, are clunky and weak-at-best or make it nearly impossible to get FOI requests out or complete email forensics for lawsuit issues.

You might try to contact MA and see if they have such a data map.

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