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Micro Focus™ GroupWise® Disaster Recovery

GroupWise Disaster Recovery, powered by Reload, is the fastest backup and failover tool available for GroupWise. GroupWise Disaster Recovery delivers quick message restore as well as hot backups of post offices and domains, ensuring that critical data is always current and available.

Here is a great video Q&A with GroupWise Disaster Recovery's software developer, Tay Kratzer, that will provide you an extensive overview to better understand this solution, and how it works for backup and disaster recovery for GroupWise.

With hot backups of the GroupWise system, GroupWise Disaster Recovery allows for immediate recovery and full restoration of all or any portion of your mail system—a domain, a mailbox, or a single email.

Here are some of the great features of GroupWise Disaster Recovery:

Built for Speed — Simply put, it is fast!

The rapid backup capabilities of GroupWise Disaster Recovery allow you to perform and access intra-day backups of post offices and up to 10 simultaneous backups. With its unique design, approximately 12% of the total size of the post office is stored on disk each day, even if you are doing multiple daily backups.

Designed for GroupWise

GroupWise Disaster Recovery is built and designed for to ensure perfect backups of your GroupWise system. Backups made by Reload use Novell's SmartPurge technology which ensures complete backups. With Reload no e-mail message is purged until it is backed up by the Reload server.

Collector/Server Model

GroupWise Disaster Recovery can install a Collector on the Linux server that houses the GroupWise Post Office or Domain. The Collector gathers the contents of a GroupWise post office OFUSER and OFSMG directory into a staging area on the local GroupWise server. The Collector uses RSYNC technology to replicate the contents of the post office to the Disaster Recovery server. This new architecture creates faster backups, backup redundancy, elimination of the need to have an on-prem Server, and less required disk space and processing power.

End User Self-Service

With the “Auto-Reload” feature, users can easily retrieve email messages, calendar items, or attachments, that have been accidently deleted from GroupWise without any assistance from IT.

Single Instance Storage

GroupWise Disaster Recovery stores only one copy of an email or attachment, keeping storage costs low.

Post Office Migration

GroupWise Disaster Recovery includes tools to migrate your email data back to a production server. It can also help you migrate a post office or domain from one platform to another — such as migrating from NetWare to Linux.

Web-based Administration

The web interface provides a central point for all administration tasks such as monitoring system health, checking available disk space and managing backup profiles. Main tasks are prominent and easy-to-use

Profile Management

Manage Disaster Recovery profiles directly from the main administration interface. GroupWise Disaster Recovery allows you to make changes globally across all of your backup profiles and you can have linked profiles.

Optimized for Tablet-friendly Interface Tablets

GroupWise Disaster Recovery is optimized for easy viewing and performing all processes from your mobile devices.

Reports and Notifications

View useful statistical information such as backup runtime and backup completion time, via single consolidated daily reports. In addition, GroupWise Disaster Recovery can send email notifications to multiple recipients to alert administrators when pre-configured thresholds have been exceeded.

QuickFinder Resolution Agent (QRA)

This solution solves your Groupwise rebuild issues. It can take days for Groupwise to fully restore end user index and find capabilities after a database rebuild. Yet, with the QRA,   end user search abilities can be restored in a matter of minutes.

On-Demand Post Office Backup Deletion

In GroupWise Disaster Recovery you can choose a specific post office backup to delete, and the solution will set out to delete it immediately. This feature is particularly helpful when a GroupWise Disaster Recovery server is just barely over it's disk space error threshold, and backups have stopped because of disk space overage. Choosing the oldest backup, or perhaps an intra-day backup is a good measure to resolve the issue immediately.

In-line Help

The web administration includes context-sensitive help to give you relevant information when and where you need it.


With GroupWise Disaster Recovery, there is no software to install on your GroupWise servers; all of the software is installed with the GroupWise Disaster Recovery package on the GroupWise Disaster Recovery server.

Multi-System Integration

GroupWise Disaster Recovery backs up GroupWise post offices regardless of the platform used. This includes Linux, NetWare and Windows. Reload is fully compatible with GroupWise 7 and above, as well as Retain Unified Archiving.

Store Your Backups On-Premise, Offsite, or In the Cloud

Choose how your data is stored. Data can be stored on-prem behind your organizational firewall, offsite, in the GWAVA cloud or as a hybrid of on-prem, off site and GWAVA cloud.

Retain Archiving System Backup

Backup your Retain Unified Archiving system with Micro Focus Archive Disaster Recovery. Unlike other backup solutions, where every file gets looked at every backup run, Micro Focus Archive Disaster Recovery's timestamp architecture eliminates that common backup method. The solution only looks at newly created archive files since the last backup, quickly creating complete backups of archived communication data.

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GroupWise Disaster Recovery FAQ

How does GroupWise Disaster Recovery work?

It operates from a separate Linux server performing nightly backups of your GroupWise system. These backups are made available via a standard GroupWise Post Office Agent to which clients can connect and recover mail, calendar items, address books or documents.

How do I get support?

We offer complimentary support during the evaluation process and for the first 30 days of purchase. We also offer annual support agreements and upgrade protection that provide for technical support. Before contacting Technical Support, please consult our knowledge bases and product update sections. These answer the most common questions and issues users may have.

How does GroupWise Disaster Recovery allow me to restore a single message?

Since this product is keeping a hot backup of your GroupWise system over the course of days or weeks, you simply select the date that you want to recover the message or mailbox. It automatically mounts that Post Office Data. The Administrator or End User points their GroupWise client at the Post Office, select the mail to be recovered, copies to a local archive and then restores it back to their live system.

How do I get more information or request an evaluation copy?

For more information, contact our sales team at 1.866.GO-GWAVA or

You can also download a FREE 30-Day Trial of Reload and test it out for yourself

You can also see a live Demo server in action here


Can I replace my entire GroupWise backup solution with GroupWise Disaster Recovery?

Yes. By attaching a tape drive to your Linux system, It can automatically backup old datasets to your tape drive after they fall outside your “hot recovery” window.

Can I use GroupWise Disaster Recovery to compliment my existing backup solution?

Yes. GroupWise Disaster Recovery can provide a reliable backup set for your existing technology improving the reliablility of that technology. The key features of this solution – single message restore and hot recovery are all complimentary to your existing technology.

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GroupWise Disaster Recovery is the perfect solution to provide your organization with hot backups, allowing for immediate recovery and full restoration of all or any portion of your GroupWise system. It runs seamlessly in the background to give you peace of mind, and assurance that your data is safe and recoverable.

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