Source: Danita's blog / Caledonia
GWMigrate works by reading the folders within a user's Outlook
mailbox or PST, and recreating that structure in a GroupWise.
GWMigrate interfaces with the Outlook client to read information
from an Exchange Server or PST file, and interfaces with the
GroupWise client to recreate the information in GroupWise.
Currently supported versions of Outlook are 2003, 2007 &
Currently supported versions of GroupWise are 7, 8 & 2012
GWMigrate currently only runs on either Windows XP or Windows
The following items are transferred from the existing mailbox or
PST to the new GroupWise mailbox:
Emails, Appointments (including recurring), Contacts, Tasks,
Documents, Posted Items and Notes*.
Recurring appointments are recreated as individual appointments in
GroupWise. The word recurring is appended to the subject of the
appointment. All Outlook recurrence patterns are supported, as well
as exceptions to recurrence patterns.
File and embedded message attachments are also supported (embedded
OLE attachments are not supported). Message attachments are
converted to GroupWise messages, which means that multiple nested
messages (i.e messages forward as attachments several times) can be
The following are some of the key features in v4:
. In addition to live data, Archived data stored in PST
files can also be migrated to a GroupWise account.
. Public Folder migration allows you to select individual
folders to be migrated. Public Folders can be to migrated directly
into a GroupWise resource.
. Individual documents stored in Outlook folders are
. Embedded message attachments are migrated as GroupWise
. Message priority and privacy settings are
. Free/Busy information on appointments is migrated.
. Date filtering, plus the option to migrate all day
appointments as notes.
. Improved Migration Engine Migrates Data Faster Than
. Category Support
. Unicode Support
. HTML Support
. Additional Contact Fields Are Migrated
. The Name Of The Folder Containing The Migrated Items
In GroupWise Can Now Be Specified
. Items Can Be Migrated Directly To The GroupWise
. Contents Of The Outlook Mailbox Can Be Migrated
Directly To The GroupWise Inbox.
. Draft Items Can Be Migrated Directly To The
GroupWise WIP Folder
. Personal Distribution Lists Can Be Migrated
Migrations can be performed one account at a time, or an automated
bulk migration can be performed using a CSV file containing a list
of the accounts/PSTs to be migrated.
*As GWMigrate uses the Outlook client to perform the migration,
items that cannot be opened normally in the Outlook client, may not
be completely migrated.