Lotus cc:Mail Mobile users can migrate their existing messages and attachments to Exchange; however, migration for remote users takes careful planning, because all of the messages and attachments that the user migrates must be copied to the network and then copied back to the remote computer. In addition, the minimum installation of Outlook may require more space than users have available without first removing Lotus cc:Mail Mobile.
If the user cannot connect the remote computer to the network with a fast connection, migration may take a great deal of time and slow down network access. The following table compares various methods for migrating remote data.
|Remote User Task||Administrator Task||Benefits and Drawbacks|
|Users export their mailbox files using Export.exe.||The administrator imports the file back into the post office before migration.||Requires additional work by administrator.|
|Remote users use the DockingAssistant feature to copy or move messages back to the post office before migration.||The administrator does no additional work.||Easy for users to perform; however, performance can suffer when large amounts of data are moved into the post office. Moreover, there must be enough disk space to duplicate all messages and attachments or the user must depend on the network, which may be slow.|
|Users copy their mobile post office to a network location.||The administrator migrates additional post offices.||Does not impact the performance of the main post office; however, it requires more work for the administrator and the user.|
|Users extract their data to migration files and copy these files to the network.||The administrator needs only to import the files using Migration Wizard.||There must be enough disk space to duplicate all messages and attachments or the user must depend on the network, which may be slow. In addition, the steps are more complex for users and they must run Migration Wizard themselves, which requires Windows 2000.|