[ngw] Looking for advice on Outlook 2007 on GW8

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Sat Apr 10 16:52:05 UTC 2010

I suspect part of your problem is the PST file - 17 GB is 10 times  
recommended maximum, and it will have performance and reliability  
problems regardless. In fact, I'm surprised it runs at all. It should  
crash and corrupt on a regular basis.

If it were my client I'd split the single archive into 4 or 5 before  
continuing. Make sure you have a backup of course, THEN work on an  
archiving system.

Randy Grein

On Apr 9, 2010, at 1:21 PM, James Taylor wrote:

> I did try that, and there were too many issues with it and the other  
> tools I tried, and I believe tried most, if not all, of them.
> The amount of mail and the windows workstation resource limitations  
> have been a huge challenge.
> I suspect this would have been a lot easier if I had been migrating  
> the mail directly from an Exchange server rather than pst files.
> I am also looking for an archive solution that I can migrate to from  
> the PS files and will allow easy searching of old mail and,  
> preferably, web access.
> -jt
> James Taylor
> The East Cobb Group, Inc.
> 678-697-9420
> james.taylor at eastcobbgroup.com
> http://www.eastcobbgroup.com
>>>> Gert <gwcheck at gmail.com> 4/9/2010  03:36 PM >>>
> Tried http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=WtXxReRacnE~ ?
> http://www.advansyscorp.com/formativ_personal_outlook_migration.htm ?
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> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 9:32 PM, James Taylor <James.Taylor at eastcobbgroup.com
>> wrote:
>> First, let me get this out of the way...
>> I am fully aware of Novell's non-support of Outlook 2007 as a  
>> GroupWise
>> client, so I don't need to be informed about that. Novell support  
>> is not an
>> issue.  Practical usage is all I care about.
>> I have a very small, very high maintenance client that I have  
>> migrated from
>> an ISP based mail using Outlook as a mail client.
>> Their legacy mail consists of a main outlook pst file of about 7GB,  
>> and an
>> archive pst of about 17GB.  Lots and lots of folders.
>> Also, the contacts have a lot of notes, and many of them are actually
>> references to legal case files. (Trying to use OL contacts as a  
>> CRM...)
>> I have tried a number of ways of importing the mail into GroupWise,  
>> and all
>> of them have been slow and usually blow up regularly.  I have finally
>> resorted to opening Outlook with a GW profile, connecting the pst and
>> copying folder by folder.
>> This process has been going on for several months, and the client  
>> has been
>> very frustrated.  The change in the mail interface, combined with the
>> never-ending task of trying to import and organize the mail has led  
>> to the
>> plea to return to Outlook.  I don't think this is the best course,  
>> but
>> trying to continue to push the point is fruitless, so I need a  
>> solution that
>> doesn't involve trashing GW on the backend.
>> Here's the requirements:
>> I need for Outlook 2007 to work reasonably quickly, share calendars  
>> and
>> contacts with two other users, have full access to proxies and and  
>> have the
>> address lookups and auto completes work properly.
>> I also need the principal user to be able to sync her iPhone.
>> Is this feasible, or do I need to look at alternative mail systems  
>> for a
>> backend?
>> -jt
>> James Taylor
>> The East Cobb Group, Inc.
>> 678-697-9420
>> james.taylor at eastcobbgroup.com
>> http://www.eastcobbgroup.com
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