Netmail Archive 5.3 with GroupWise 8 (and higher)
This article will describe the fields in the different GroupWise Address Book contact categories that are collected by the Netmail Migrator after connecting to the GroupWise mail system using either SOAP or OAPI. These items are subsequently injected into O365/Exchange 2013 so they are accessible to end users.
Before GroupWise data can be injected into O365\Exchange 2013, it must be converted by Netmail Archive to XML format as illustrated in the following diagram:
GroupWise 8.0.2 data to Netmail 5.3.x XML format into O365
There are two protocols that can be used by Netmail to connect to the GroupWise mail system to Extract GroupWise data:
OAPI (Object API), used to enable inter-process communication and dynamic object creation in a large range of programming languages, i.e., it is a language-neutral way of implementing objects that can be used in environments different from the one in which they were created. Note that if OAPI is implemented, it will scan items in a GroupWise mailbox, but will not provide any markup information about whether or not those items are accessible.
SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), used to exchange structured information when implementing web services. SOAP relies on Extensible Markup Language (XML) for its message format and usually relies on other Application layers protocols, most notably HTTP and SMTP for message negotiation and transmission.
Both protocols are made available by the Novell GroupWise Post Office Agent. The differences between SOAP and OAPI are highlighted in this article.
Migrating Address Book Contact Fields & Categories
Table 1 below lists the GroupWise address book contact fields collected and migrated to Outlook 2013/O365 using version 184.108.40.2069 of the Netmail Archive migrator (with either SOAP or OAPI). The column on the right lists the address books/contact categories that are migrated to Outlook/O365. Note that for this migration to succeed, the GroupWise client must be deployed when OAPI is in use, but this is not necessary if using SOAP.
Table 1. Address Book Contacts Field Migration Table
Address Book Migration Category
Fields Collected and Migrated Using SOAP
(doesn't require the GroupWise Client)
Fields Collected and Migrated Using OAPI
(requires the GroupWise Client)
External Contacts (in a Group)
|Shared Address Book|
Group Contacts (Personal Distribution Lists)