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  • #5199
    Grant Botes
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    Hi

    My GroupWise archive is big, multi-gigabyte big – nearly 10 years of data in it.

    Is it possible to create an Archive to Go archive from ONLY a local GroupWise archive (not the online mailbox), and using dates to segment the massive archive into smaller archives by date, i.e. effectively splitting it into a 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, etc. set of archives?

    I hope this question is not too muddled.

    Kind regards,
    Grant

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  • #10015
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    Hi Grant,

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    Is it possible to create an Archive to Go archive from ONLY a local GroupWise archive (not the online mailbox)

    Yes. The way to do this is to select your primary or secondary archive(s) and on the General Options Wizard page, uncheck the “Include the main account” option.

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    and using dates to segment the massive archive into smaller archives by date, i.e. effectively splitting it into a 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, etc. set of archives?

    Yes. Probably the best way to do this is by creating an initial export template with a date range, the copy and edit it:

    • change the name of the template and description to match what it does, i.e. 2007-GW-archive, 2008-GW-archive;
    • change the date range to the appropriate settings; and
    • change the output location so that this date range export creates a new archive.

    The advantage you will have is that the archives will be smaller. The disadvantage is you will not be able to search across all archives simultaneously and instead you would need to search each year separately because they would be in separate archives.

    An alternative with version 4.0 is to create your complete export of the full GroupWise archive, then create an export template which updates only a specific date range of the archive, for example 2016. This will keep the archive in a monolithic format which can be searched in full and yet updates will be restricted to a specific date range, making updates much faster.

    It really depends on how you update your GroupWise personal archive, for example, if you tend to only archive this year’s items rather than randomly from older years. Of course you can always choose to do a full update at any time, which is now possible in 4.0 and can be very fast, particularly if you use SSDs or other fast storage media.

    Experimenting with 4.0 archive updates may make your decision more clear. Hopefully this addresses your questions and, if not, please post further questions.

    Kind Regards,

    Advansys Support

    #10016
    Grant Botes
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    Awesome! Thank you for this helpful answer.

    Kind regards,
    Grant

    #10017
    Grant Botes
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    Awesome! Thanks very much for this helpful answer.

    Kind regards,
    Grant

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