[ngw] Can you move a Post Office into a different domain?

Gregg A. Hinchman Gregg at HinchmanConsulting.com
Thu Apr 8 14:49:33 UTC 2010

This is a good sound practice and I have done it many times when consolidating organizations GW system.  But the time to move mailboxes can be long and there are many things that still break when moving them.

My suggestion is: Build a new domain, and build the 2 gateways under that domain -configure them as they old ones currently are -then implement them into production. This allows you do eliminate the old gateways under this domain that holds 7 post offices.  Then later -assuming it will later (usually later than you think) you can get rid of the entire thing.

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From: Elbert LaGrew<Elbert.LaGrew at katun.com>
To:ngw at ngwlist.com
Date: 4/8/2010 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: [ngw] Can you move a Post Office into a different domain?

You might not be able to move entire POs to another domain, but you can certainly move *users* to different POs in different domains.  So I would make another domain and PO, or use another PO in an existing domain, and move users there instead...might be slower, but it sure would work.


>>> On 4/8/2010 at 7:51 AM, <CARONP at mmc.org> wrote:

The domain that owns those two gateways also has 7 post offices.  It used to the primary domain until just recently.  My point in all of this was to try orphan the domain and the two gateways to that server and relocate the POAs to a different server (preferably to a different domain).  Since I can't move POs from one domain to another, I'll move the POAs to different servers (from NetWare to Windows) and at some point, when I can decommission the two gateways, I can then move the domain and decommission the NetWare server that the domain is running on.

Thanks everyone, for your input.

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From: Danita Zanre <dzanre.ngwlist at gmail.com>
To:NGWList <ngw at ngwlist.com>
Date: 4/7/2010 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: [ngw] Can you move a Post Office into a different domain?
I think really he was just planning "long term" to get rid of the domain, and wanted to have it just own those two gateways. So, of course, no there's no reason not to just move the POs to the other server and leave them belonging to the NetWare domain. But eventually he might want to get rid of an extraneous domain that isn't needed, etc. 


On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 5:51 PM, Tommy Mikkelsen <tm at itq.dk> wrote:

Fail to see the problem here.....
With the two old gateways, that you still need, simply run the domain and the gateways on a Netware box....
And migrate the PO to a New server, running maybe OES2-Linux or SLES or Windows....
That way, you benifite from the new pdf indexing....
No law says, that the domain has to run on the same box as the PO, or am I missing something here ?

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