Lotus notes to exchange migration

Tuesday Aug 31, 2010

In cooperative environment migrating from one email client to another is quite common. Users migrate from one email client to another for specific requirements or due to budget constraints. However, migrating from one email client to another is not an easy task; computer users prefer migrating to the email client, which is self-descriptive and fast. While migrating from one email client to another you should keep following facts in mind:

1. Migration is not an easy task; therefore, you should have good knowledge about both of the email clients.

2. Migration process may take hours depending on the size of the data you need to migrate; therefore, ensure that the migration process is not aborted in between.

3.Backup the data files before starting the migration process because if the migration process is aborted in between then the data files may get damaged. If you take the backup of the original files then you can reuse them after the migration process is aborted.

This article describes the process of Lotus Notes to Exchange Migration. Lotus Notes to Exchange is the most common migration amid organizations. Microsoft provides a utility named Exchange Migration Wizard (MAILMIG.exe) using which you can easily migrate data from Lotus Notes to Exchange. The MAILMIG.exe has some limitations that are mentioned below:
The tool can successfully migrate the items of the size 1GB
Maximum of 16, 128 items in a folder can be migrated

Depending on the aforementioned limitations, you should think about Lotus Notes to Exchange migration. In case the size of the Lotus Notes database is more than 1 GB then you should either split the database so that you can easily migrate email items from Lotus Notes to Exchange or should delete some unimportant emails from the file to reduce the size of the database to 1 GB.

You must reduce the size of the NSF file to 1 GB for the successful Lotus Notes to Exchange migration with the free MAILMIG.exe tool. However, if you want to migrate each and every email item from Lotus Notes to Exchange then you should perform migration using a third party Lotus Notes to Exchange migration tool.

Using a third party tool to migrate emails, notes, contacts, etc. from Notes to Exchange ensures you about the complete and successful migration. There is no size limit when you use third party Lotus Notes to Exchange migration tool. You can easily migrate data from the NSF file of any size to the Exchange or Outlook PST file.

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