GWAVA Reload™

GWAVA Reload™ is the fastest backup and disaster recovery tool available for GroupWise. Reload 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 Reload's software develope, Tay Kratzer, that will provide you an extensive overview to better understand Reload, and how it works to backup and disaster recovery solution for GroupWise.

With hot backups of the GroupWise system, Reload 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 Reload:

Built for Speed — Simply put, Reload is fast!
The rapid backup capabilities of Reload 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
Reload is built and designed for GroupWise 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

The latest release of Reload can install a Collector on the Linux server that houses the GroupWise Post Office or Domain. The Reload 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 Reload server. This new architecture creates faster backups, backup redundancy, elimination of the need to have an on-prem Reload 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
Reload stores only one copy of an email or attachment, keeping storage costs low.
Post Office Migration
Reload 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 for Reload 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 Reload profiles directly from the main administration interface. Reload allows you to make changes globally across all of your backup profiles. Plus, in the latest version of Reload, you can have linked profiles.

Optimized for Tablet-friendly Interface Tablets
Reload 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, Reload can send email notifications to multiple recipients to alert administrators when pre-configured thresholds have been exceeded.
QuickFinder Resolution Agent (QRA)
Reload solves your Novell Groupwise rebuild issues. It can take days for Groupwise to fully restore end user index and find capabilities after a database rebuild. Yet, with GWAVA Reload our QRA restores end user search abilities in a matter of minutes.
On-Demand Post Office Backup Deletion

In Reload you can choose a specific post office backup to delete, and Reload will set out to delete it immediately. This feature is particularly helpful when a Reload 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
Reload web administration includes context-sensitive help to give you relevant information when and where you need it.
With Reload, there is no software to install on your GroupWise servers; all of the software is installed with the Reload package on the Reload server.
Multi-System Integration
Reload 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 GWAVA Retain and Blueprint for Reload.
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.

Want to Host your GroupWise Backup in the Cloud? 
Check out the Reload Enterprise Cloud Module!


"Reload Enterprise Cloud Module - The Reload Enterprise Cloud Module allows you to fully replicate your GroupWise system into the GWAVA cloud or a trusted sister site. The Reload Enterprise Cloud Module allows for significantly faster backups to GWAVA’s cloud, or your own sister site. For example, a customer with a 250 GB post office replicates to the GWAVA Cloud in 8 minutes a night."

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Reload FAQ

How does Reload 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 is Reload priced and or licensed?
It is licensed on a per user basis.
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. You can contact our support Engineers directly by telephone and email: or telephone +1 801.772.1880
How does Reload 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 Reload?
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 Reload to compliment my existing backup solution?

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

Reload Consulting Services

If you have a GWAVA reseller, please see them for consulting services for setting up your GWAVA Reload server.

Tay Kratzer is the lead developer of GWAVA Reload. Because customers have advanced needs and requests in conjunction with Reload, GWAVA can provide certain consulting services with Tay Kratzer by request.

Tay provides advanced remote consulting services for the following areas:

  1. Advanced Reload Configuration
  2. Advanced Customization of Reload
  3. Advanced Reload Training
  4. Reload and Retain for GroupWise Integration

Here are some examples in which customers have utilized Tay's consulting services:

  • Creating connectivity from a Reload server to a Buffalo Terastation NAS device with a SAMBA mount
  • Providing Advanced Technical Training of Reload
  • Creating a connectivity BASH shell script so that Reload can put *.tar files on a NetWare server
  • Creating a solution to FTP weekly *.tar files to a backup server with a tape drive
  • Reviewing GroupWise System Disaster Recovery Design

If you have a GWAVA Reseller who can provide the services mentioned, please see them first.
To request Tay Kratzer's consulting services, please speak to your GWAVA Reseller or your GWAVA Salesperson.