Migrating from Novell

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by batka, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. batka

    batka New Member

    Hi folks!

    Our company is planning to change the current novell 6.5 file and groupwise mail server to something else system . They(the management) want a low cost but reliable solution. I said that a linux server fits well our needs. I think a well configured Debian Etch is a good choice(as Falko wrote in the The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch). The file server will be on Samba services, and the mail can be Postfix. If you think it is good option, tell me. The main question is: how can I migrate users mail from the existing Groupwise system? Thanks for your help.
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I'am not familar with groupwise. To help you to find the best linux setup for a migration, I need to know how the email usernames on a novell server look like:

    1) uuserabc
    2) [email protected]
  3. batka

    batka New Member


    The username is in this format:
    lastname firstname. There is a SPACE between the two names.
    otherwise the email addresses looks this: [email protected]

    i've tried to use the fetchmail software, but it is not recognize the given username(Invalid username), i think because the space char in the username field.
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    If you put the username in quotes or double quotes, it might work with fetchmail.

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