If you use GroupWise you already know that it is more stable, more secure, and costs less to run than Microsoft Exchange.
To compensate for its inherent instability, Exchange has something called stubbing that is being introduced soon into GroupWise.
What is Stubbing?
The concept of stubbing is to show an email present in your inbox but have the actual email content reside outside your email server.
Exchange introduced that due to Exchange's inability to handle large amounts of data in its message store. Now GroupWise to increase the already massive amounts of data that GroupWise is able to handle.
I'm doing some research on Disaster Recovery for GroupWise. The survey I'm conducting can be found at https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/10c1eg337c3 if you are interested in participating.
From my preliminary data, 20% of GroupWise shops have Post Offices over 250 GB in size. That is a massive amount of data being stored within the GroupWise post office.
What Stubbing will do, is allow a large portion of that data to be moved to a 3rd party archiving solution that utilizes the stubbing feature, such as Retain from GWAVA.
The end user will not notice anything different. ALL of their email appears to be still in their client but what is actually there is a stub, only a short pointer that is pointing to the 3rd party database that hosts the enterprise archive. This way, a post office with 250 GB can move the majority of its data to an Enterprise Email Archive yet still keep all the email present in the end users mailbox. The GroupWise post office is reduced dramatically in size, making backups easier as well as improving overall performance.
Stubbing, it is good for you and it is good for your GroupWise. Coming soon.
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Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.