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  • I've been tasked with looking into migrating our company of 5500+ Domino users to Exchange 2013.  Currently, my Domino servers spread across the county and not all in one location.  Is there a document/guide that can help me get an understanding on what type of environment I can take my hub/spoke Domino environment to in Exchange?  Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!
    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:16 PM

Answers

  • You should go with Mail Migration Wizard so that you can migrate the entire user’s data across the world. It has support of 4 type migration:

    • Domino Server to Exchange Server
    • Domino Server to Outlook
    • Lotus Notes to Exchange
    • Lotus Notes to Outlook

    You can easily copy the entire database files (.nsf) at one location and perform bulk migration in Batch. Or install the Wizard on each domino pc and migrate the entire users into Exchange Server or MS Outlook in one go.

    Read & Evaluate:
    http://www.systoolsgroup.com/mail-migration-wizard.html
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:59 AM
  • hi Hoss,

    I have done couple of Migrations from Domino to Exchange Migrations and pretty familiar with this. For this to happen, you have to use a third party tool like Quest or Binary Tree.

    Since you said, 5500+ users, I would recommend you using one of the quest or binary tree tools to assist you with this migration. The key to the migration is the design and planning phase.

    I am familiar with Quest tools and will give you as much as i know but I am sure every other tool out there is pretty similar in terms of functionality.

    you have to purchase Quest licenses and for quest to be installed on your server, you have to go through Quest Professional services or a Quest approved vendor. You cannot install Quest on your own - this is a small drawback that I personally think.

    While your Quest servers are being setup, you have to plan out your Exchange server design and for a 6000 user mailbox, you wont have a big of a deal. I need the hardware information that you have purchased for the Exchange servers? are you going to go physical or virtual? I need to know the user message profile in your existing domino environment (how many emails sent/recived /size per day/per mailbox)? I also need your inputs on how many servers are you planning with Exchange 2013 in total (all roles), Do you need single item recovery? Do you have any storage contrains? and a 100+ questions. If you get me the answers for what I asked, I am willing to help you with the design fo Exchange 2013.

    Re: Domino:

    What version of domino are you running? What is your max mail file size? how many mailboxes (person documents) how many mail-in databases? how is your user account provisioning currently designed? and so on. user account provisioning could be a challenge because you have to introduce a 3rd party app like FIM or CA's User Management apps to work between your Domino and Exchange (during the time of coexistence) and there is a lot to it.

    All the best!


    Please mark as helpful if you find my contribution useful or as an answer if it does answer your question. That will encourage me - and others - to take time out to help you. Regards, Siva

    Friday, November 8, 2013 8:30 PM

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  • hi Hoss,

    I have done couple of Migrations from Domino to Exchange Migrations and pretty familiar with this. For this to happen, you have to use a third party tool like Quest or Binary Tree.

    Since you said, 5500+ users, I would recommend you using one of the quest or binary tree tools to assist you with this migration. The key to the migration is the design and planning phase.

    I am familiar with Quest tools and will give you as much as i know but I am sure every other tool out there is pretty similar in terms of functionality.

    you have to purchase Quest licenses and for quest to be installed on your server, you have to go through Quest Professional services or a Quest approved vendor. You cannot install Quest on your own - this is a small drawback that I personally think.

    While your Quest servers are being setup, you have to plan out your Exchange server design and for a 6000 user mailbox, you wont have a big of a deal. I need the hardware information that you have purchased for the Exchange servers? are you going to go physical or virtual? I need to know the user message profile in your existing domino environment (how many emails sent/recived /size per day/per mailbox)? I also need your inputs on how many servers are you planning with Exchange 2013 in total (all roles), Do you need single item recovery? Do you have any storage contrains? and a 100+ questions. If you get me the answers for what I asked, I am willing to help you with the design fo Exchange 2013.

    Re: Domino:

    What version of domino are you running? What is your max mail file size? how many mailboxes (person documents) how many mail-in databases? how is your user account provisioning currently designed? and so on. user account provisioning could be a challenge because you have to introduce a 3rd party app like FIM or CA's User Management apps to work between your Domino and Exchange (during the time of coexistence) and there is a lot to it.

    All the best!


    Please mark as helpful if you find my contribution useful or as an answer if it does answer your question. That will encourage me - and others - to take time out to help you. Regards, Siva

    Friday, November 8, 2013 8:30 PM
  • You need to be calm, using third party tools you can easily migrate your IBM Domino users to Exchange successfully. Refer to http://emailsmigration.blogspot.in/2013/11/notes-to-outlook-conversion.html to know more about the conversion process.

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:38 AM
  • Hi Sivakumar,

    I have to plan for Lotus Domino to Exchage Migration for that i have to do assessment so can you help me with the Questionaire For Mail Server Assessment?

    Regards,

    Pravin

    Monday, May 5, 2014 10:55 AM
  • I've been tasked with looking into migrating our company of 5500+ Domino users to Exchange 2013.  Currently, my Domino servers spread across the county and not all in one location.  Is there a document/guide that can help me get an understanding on what type of environment I can take my hub/spoke Domino environment to in Exchange?  Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!
    Lotus to Outlook conversion tool simplifies the way data are migrated from Notes to Outlook Exchange Server 5.5 or Exchange 2000.
    Free download and more information visit http://lotusnotestooutlookconversion.blogspot.com
    Sunday, May 25, 2014 2:51 PM
  • For Lotus Notes to Outlook conversion, you can take a help of any professional conversion application. This kind of tool available in Google search, I would also like to mention here such a software you can download it from here http://www.notestooutlook.net/ or http://www.nsftopst.net/
    Friday, February 27, 2015 9:14 AM