Migrating   to Exchange

Migrate Personal Archives

Migration Wizard migrates server-based (post office) data. For personal data, such as personal mail archives or personal address books, Microsoft has integrated migration tools into Outlook 2000; however, you can choose how you want to migrate personal archives.

Method Benefits and Drawbacks
Users move all archived messages to the post office. This option requires the least amount of work for the administrator and retains all the data; however, users can move all messages from their archives and overburden the server, which increases migration time and impacts performance. You should ensure that there is sufficient space on the share hosting the messages to incorporate all the data.
Users move recent archived messages to the post office, and migrate only those messages. Users can move recent messages to the server for migration. This prevents the server from being flooded with outdated archived mail. In addition, users can forward valuable older mail to themselves to get a recent time stamp, and then have the messages migrated.
Users migrate archived mail after their mailboxes are migrated, using migration tools provided with Outlook 2000. The Import feature imports messages to an Outlook personal store (.pst) file from cc:Mail archives, Internet mail clients such as Eudora, Netscape and Outlook Express, and many other messaging applications. For complete details about the migration tools included in Outlook 2000, see the Outlook 2000 online documentation. With this method, users can retain all information that is valuable to them without impacting the performance of the server or the migration. This option requires extra work on the part of the administrator and the users.

Note   Lotus cc:Mail archives can be migrated directly to Exchange using Microsoft Importer for Lotus cc:Mail Archives (in the Migrate folder on the CD).