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Make your GroupWise mailbox portable!

When you need an on-demand portable snapshot of a GroupWise mailbox, whether it be for a user departing, inactive accounts, legal discovery or additional backup, Advansys Archive To Go is the tool to use. GroupWise is not required for accessing or performing high speed search of a portable archive!

Archive To Go can be operated by an end-user in Local access or administrators can use secure Enterprise access, which enables centralized mailbox export of any user's account without detection (the Administrator does not need to know the user's GroupWise password for Enterprise Mode operation).

Archive To Go supports all GroupWise group and posted message types, including calendar items (appointments, events, notes, tasks), mail, phone, personal address book contacts and document references.

GroupWise versions 7, 8 and 2012 are supported, see Solution Requirements for details.

The easiest way to identify how Archive To Go can benefit your organization is to evaluate the free trial version. Please see below for details and read what our customers say here: Testimonials.

What's New in Version 2.0

Unattended multiple account export and much more.
Click here to see what's new in Archive To Go Version 2.0.

Archive To Go Viewer - Easy and familiar portable mailbox access

Archive To Go Viewer

Archive To Go Finder - High speed search

Archive To Go Finder - High speed text search

To see a summary of Archive To Go component features, click on the Creator, Viewer, Finder and Indexer tabs below.


Archive To Go Creator

  General Operation

  • Simple archive creation Wizard.
  • GroupWise not required after mailbox export.
  • Export GroupWise accounts to CD, DVD, Hard Disk, Flash Drives, complete with Archive To Go Viewer.
  • Supports all GroupWise group and posted message types:
     - Calendar items: Appointments, Events, Notes, Tasks;
     - Mail, Phone messages;
     - Personal Address Book contacts;
     - Document References.
  • Supports GroupWise versions 7, 8 and 2012 (Solution Requirements).
  • XML message export format includes attachments, full HTML support and rich message metadata (Advansys Portable Message).

  Export Selection

  • Single or unattended multiple account export.
  • Export only a user's GroupWise account, only their personal archive(s) or both.
  • Export Personal Address Book contacts in vCard format.
  • An Archive To Go archive can contain the user's main account, personal archive(s) and contacts.

  Folder Selection

  • Export the entire account or choose which folders to export.
  • Option to include Incoming Shared Folders.
  • Remembers the folders selected during a previous session for the same account.

  Export Filtering

  • Restrict export of mailbox and archive items to a specified date range.
  • Include or exclude items marked Private or Hidden.
  • Restrict export to items marked Private or Hidden.
  • Optionally exclude empty folders from appearing in the exported archive.

  GroupWise Access Modes

  • Secure Enterprise Access. Administrators can use Enterprise mode for centralized mailbox export of any user's account without detection and without knowing the user's password.
  • Local Access enables the export of an account only when the password is known. Can be installed on user's workstation so that the end-user or delegate can take responsibility for exporting.
  • Option to include Message Properties (Local Access mode only).


  • Audit to text file.
  • Optionally audit to GWAVA Redline.


  • Admin Wizard enables administrators to control auditing features.

 GWAVA Integration

  • Integrates with GWAVA Reveal 1.5 or above (click here for more info).
  • Integrates with GWAVA Redline and GWAVA Reload.

Archive To Go Viewer

  • Familiar GroupWise style viewer preserves account folder hierarchy, includes message preview, high-speed search, message forward/reply and print capabilities.
  • Open any Archive To Go archive by browsing local or network locations.
  • Remembers recently viewed archives for quick selection from the File menu or the open archive toolbar icon.
  • Browse or open an archive by passing a location on the command line.
  • Creation of a special INI file enables easy list access to multiple archives.
  • Viewer application can be copied and run from any convenient location.
  • Supports Windows Vista display styles.

Archive To Go Finder

  • Full text search technology delivers lightning fast information retrieval.
  • Single search across exported main account, personal archives and contacts.


Archive To Go Indexer

  • Full text search index can be created during archive process or later by the end-user.
Archive To Go screenshots

Click on the image below to view a range of Archive To Go screenshots.

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Before downloading, please review Solution Requirements below.

NSW Parliament exports with Archive To Go

The New South Wales (NSW) Parliament, located in Sydney, is the Oldest Parliament in Australia. In this success story, read how Advansys Archive To Go has successfully addressed a long-standing GroupWise archiving need at NSW Parliament. Full story here.


More customers have their say here: testimonials.

FREE full mailbox trial offer
Does your organization have 50
or more GroupWise users?

Feedback from our customers underscores that Archive To Go has diverse applications, such as portable archives, inactive account decommissioning, extra backup, personal archive consolidation and legal discovery. To help prospective users discover the benefits through extended evaluation, Advansys is offering a full mailbox export trial.

To take advantage of this offer, Advansys requires the User ID of the mailbox to be exported in full.

To confirm your organization qualifies for this offer, please contact your Advansys reseller or Advansys direct.


Archive To Go is sold on a per organization/legal entity/government department license basis with tiered price options, shown in the table below. The organization price depends on the total number of GroupWise mailboxes within the organization. Customers may install and run the software on as many workstations, separately or concurrently, as required within their organization.

  • How to check your GroupWise System User count [Click Here].

For Archive To Go licensing purposes, an organization is considered to be a separate entity, such as large government department or registered corporate/company/trading entity. Where a company or government organization is comprised of a group of corporate or major department entities, each department/registered corporate/company/trading entity within the group would need to purchase an appropriate Archive To Go license.

  • Pricing shown below relates to your organization's total GroupWise mailbox license holdings.
  • Add 25% for optional annual upgrade protection.
  • For further information, please contact Advansys or an Advansys Partner.
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Free for the Community - GroupWise Resource Archive

Collated by Advansys over many years, the GroupWise Resource Archive includes NGW Digest emails since November 1999 from the essential GroupWise administrator's self-help NGW List resource, In addition, it includes Novell GroupWise Cool Solutions weekly news since May 2001.

Created using Advansys Archive To Go, the supplied Archive To Go Viewer and Finder software enables you to find GroupWise information quickly. Use Archive To Go's full text search engine to leverage years of invaluable experience shared by GroupWise administrators, independent experts, vendors and Novell staff.

The GroupWise Resource Archive is free, so start taking advantage of it today! [Click Here]

Companion Products

Outlook Compatibility

When you need to create Outlook compatible mailboxes or messages from Archive To Go GroupWise archives or Advansys Portable GroupWise Messages, whether it is for a user departing or special applications, such as legal discovery, Advansys PST Creator is the tool to use.

GroupWise Message Export

If your users need the ability to export one or more messages selected from within the GroupWise client to the portable Advansys XML file format (FML), have a look at the Advansys Message Saver Pack. Designed to offer special use and project oriented message export capabilities, the Message Saver Pack uses the same portable XML format as Archive To Go.

Advansys Message Viewer

While the Archive To Go Viewer is specifically designed to view complete Advansys portable archives, Archive To Go FML files can also be opened and viewed using the free Advansys Message Viewer, which is available in the Message Saver Pack installer and separately from

Message Saver Component for .NET

Approved customers can license the Advansys message export technology for use within their applications, which will then be able to create Advansys Portable Messages. For further information, please contact:

Solution Requirements

Archive To Go Creator

  • Novell GroupWise 32-bit Windows Client, Version 7.0.4, 8.0.3, 2012 SP1. The 6.0.4 and 6.5.6 Update 3 (6.5.7) clients may work successfully with Archive To Go Creator 2.0 but are not officially supported.  GroupWise 2012 users should use a minimum of SP1 (12.0.1). The latest point release for any major GroupWise release is recommended. GroupWise is required for archive creation only and is not needed afterwards to access or search an Archive To Go portable archive.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later.
  • Windows Installer.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader to access product documentation.

Archive To Go Viewer

  • Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader to access product documentation.

Archive To Go Finder and Indexer

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later.

The Microsoft .NET Framework has the following requirements:

  • Windows 7, Vista.
  • Windows XP Professional.
  • Windows XP Home Edition.
  • 96 MB or higher recommended.
  • 280 MB of hard disk space required.
  • 800 x 600 or higher-resolution display with 256 colors.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later.

Obtaining the Adobe Reader

The Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from:

[Click Here]

See the Support page for options. If you have technical questions, feel free to visit our online support forums.

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