Access GroupWise Mailbox while moving it to another Post Office

Posted on 2011-05-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-12

Can a GroupWise user access their GroupWise Mailbox while it is in the process of moving from one Post Office to another?

More details and background:

We are running GroupWise 7.0.3 on NetWare 6.5 with various Post Office on different geographical locations. A user working in Caching Mode moved from one division to another and never realised that her Mailbox is still on the other Post Office.

After trying to send large e-mails now stayed "pending" in the Sent Items because it is battling to go over the line to the Post Office where her Mailbox is located.

I now initiated a "Move" from ConsoleOne to move it to her current location, but it is a large mailbox (2.7 GB) and will take a day or 2 to move.

Once the "Move" option is chosen in ConsoleOne it immediately disappears from the old Post Office and appears on the new Post Office in Console.

My question in more detail is now: Can the user now open her GroupWise client on her PC (in Caching Mode) and let it try and send the pending items (while the actual content is still moving from the other Post Office) and can she access the Mailbox via WebAccess so long to send new items? (Or would any of the above mess around with the move?)

Question by:ReinhardRensburg
    LVL 19

    Accepted Solution

    From  the Novell Cool Solutions AppNote "Moving GroupWise Systems"

    "In addition (this would seem to be obvious), the individual user who is being moved should close the GroupWise client, and even GroupWise Notify, during the move operation. While technically the live move can happen while the user is sending and receiving emails (that's why they call it "live"), in many cases the open client can hold certain operations open, and the move will never complete until the user closes the GroupWise client. I would just prefer to have the user out of the account until it is successfully moved - then I can know for sure which post office is holding the user's email."

    So yes, in theory the user should be able to connect to his mailbox, chances are that by doing that the move will fail.

    Author Closing Comment

    Hi deroode,

    Thank you, exactly the info. I required, it's possible but not advisable to access the Mailbox, so we will stay out of it while it moves :)


    Featured Post

    6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

    All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Novell released its latest version of GroupWise a few weeks ago.  The version is 2012 and it only runs on Linux (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10/11 is the first choice and I'm not sure about other Linux distributions, such as Red Hat, Debian, etc.) …
    Regular maintenance of GroupWise Mailbox keeps it running flawlessly. Sometimes, it is also seen that mailbox maintenance is needed for resolving various issues of mailbox and other Novell GroupWise database. By using the ‘Repair Mailbox’ feature, a…
    Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
    Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

    732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    23 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now