5.2 Migrating Your GroupWise Messenger System

You should have already reviewed Planning Your GroupWise Messenger System and filled out the worksheet. The following sections guide you through the installation process:

IMPORTANT:Migrating your Messenger System does not move your archive data. You must follow the steps found in Migrating the Archive after you have run the migration to move the archive to your new server.

5.2.1 Migration Prerequisites

Before starting the Messenger Installation program, ensure that your system has been prepared for the Messenger system configuration for which you have planned. In addition to this list, ensure that the server requirements have been met.

5.2.2 Migrating Messenger

Starting the Messenger Installation Program

NOTE:If you are migrating from an old Messenger server to a new Messenger server and have archive data, you must move it manually if you want to keep the archive data in your new Messenger system. Follow the steps in Migrating the Archive before running

  • Download the GroupWise Messenger 18 tar file and extract the files.

  • In a terminal, become root by entering su and the root password.

  • Browse to the server directory in the previously extracted directory.

  • Run the following command:

  • Follow the prompts to install the Messenger files.

  • Continue with Configuring Your Messenger System.

Configuring Your Messenger System

  • After the packages are installed, enter y to configure the Messenger system.

  • Select Migrate a 3.x or earlier system.

  • Use the GroupWise Messenger Worksheet and follow the prompts to configure Messenger.

5.2.3 Migrating the Archive

If you want to keep your archive data, you can move the archive to the new server after the migration is complete. The default location for the archive on Linux is /var/opt/novell/messenger/aa/store. The default location for the archive on Windows is \novell\nm\aa\store. You need to know the location of the store directory on your old Messenger server and your new Messenger server to move the archive.

NOTE:Make sure that you preserve the case of the file names when you copy them over so the archive works properly.

To move the archive data:

  • Stop the Archive Agent on both the new and old Messenger servers.

  • Copy the files from the store directory from your old server to the store directory on your new server.

  • Start the Archive Agent.