An easy method to migrate Novell GroupWise mailboxes to Office 365

Megha Sharma Megha Sharma Updated On - 30 Oct 2019

Moving to a cloud-based emailing system is an intelligent decision. While using a cloud-based email application, users can access their mailboxes online from anywhere using any device. That is why most of the organizations are moving to Microsoft Office 365. Organizations using Novell GroupWise are also not an exception.

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Novell GroupWise

Novell GroupWise is a messaging platform that supports email, calendaring, personal information management, instant messaging, and document management. It supports Linux, Windows, and Macintosh platforms.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription-based online service which includes MS Office applications, Exchange Online, SharePoint, Lync, and Microsoft Web Apps. It has many advantages over on-premises installations like Novell GroupWise.

  • Universal Accessibility – It gives access to emails, documents, contacts, and calendars from anywhere on any device like desktop, laptop or mobile. Users can access their mailboxes anytime too.
  • Zero Initial Investments – With Office 365, there is no need for an on-premises server. It eliminates the costs involved in the management and maintenance of physical servers.
  • Easy to Learn and Use – It is easy to use. Users can learn everything as they use it.
  • Security and Reliability – Office 365 has a lot of inbuilt security features to keep the data safe. Microsoft data centers are vigilant about safeguarding your data. Thus, Office 365 is quite reliable.

Migrating from Novell GroupWise to Office 365

Kernel for Novell GroupWise to Exchange is a smartly designed tool to migrate mailboxes from Novell GroupWise to Office 365. Its outstanding features like Batch Migration, Intelligent Filters, Archive Migration, and Advanced Migration Settings makes it a highly professional tool for GroupWise to Office 365 migrations. This tool can migrate one or more GroupWise mailboxes to Office 365 as per the user requirement.

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How to migrate a single mailbox from GroupWise to Office 365?

There are three login modes which you can use to access the GroupWise mailbox –

  1. Default Mode
    It migrates the current working user in the Novell GroupWise.
  2. Login Mode
    In this, you will login to the Novell GroupWise using the account credentials.
  3. Command Line Mode
    The command line mode allows you to access the Novell GroupWise mailbox without opening or logging to the account.

Here is the brief procedure of converting the Novell GroupWise mailbox to Office 365 –

  1. Start the software and choose your desired mode. In the present example, Login Mode is selected.
    In Login mode, you need to input the User ID, Password, and any of the Online Address, caching mailbox path, or remote mailbox path. Then click Next.
  2. The tool enlists the user mailboxes. You can select any item and get its preview. After selecting the mailboxes, click Export.
  3. Select the second option to ‘Save to Live Exchange/Office 365.’
  4. Choose Office 365 as the destination option.
  5. Input the User ID and Password of Office 365 account and click OK.
  6. Check the box to select the source mailbox, and then click the Mapping button.
  7. Choose the destination mailbox and click OK.
  8. In the Export Option window, you can use various filters to choose the data based on item type or a date range. At last, click Export.
  9. The tool starts the migration, and you can see the live status of migration.

How to migrate multiple GroupWise mailboxes to Office 365?

Kernel for Novell GroupWise to Exchange supports batch migration (multiple mailboxes migration at a time).

For Batch migration, you have to create a batch file first. To start the migration, click Select this option for batch migration of GroupWise mailbox button in the tool and proceed. You can export multiple mailboxes to Office 365 after selecting the batch file. All the mailboxes will get exported to Office 365 quickly without much manual intervention.

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Kernel for Novell GroupWise to Exchange supports helps in the quick migration of Novell GroupWise mailboxes to Office 365. You can migrate one or more mailboxes at a time based on your requirement.