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Migration from Sendmail server to Exchange Server 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Recently we are using Linux Red Hat Sendmail Server for mail. now we are thinking to shift toward Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

    The limitation is that we have many email users on Sendmail and they are only using web access to the mail, They make many folders in there mail accounts, Now problem is that how to fetch their mail from Sendmail Server with their folders and put them it in Exchange Server 2010, So that they use the mailing facility uninterruptedly.

    Please help me in this matter.     

    Monday, January 9, 2012 12:03 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    For going from Sendmail you will need to fetch the mails using IMAP/POP

    You can use Transporter Suite for this, but you have to do it in a two step migration..

    Sendmail -> Exchange 2007 -> Exchange 2010

    Here's an article around transporter suite

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2007/migration-deployment/migrating-pop/imap-exchange-server-2007-microsoft-transport-suite-part1.html

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2007/migration-deployment/migrating-pop/imap-exchange-server-2007-microsoft-transport-suite-part2.html

     

    Or else you have go with 3rd part tools

     


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:50 AM

All replies

  • Unfortunately Micorosft doesn't make this as easy as they once did now that their Transporter Suite is no longer supported with Exchange 2010.  There are third-party solutions at various price points you might want to investiate; that is a Google or Bing exercise left to the reader.

    If you don't have a lot of users, you could also use Outlook to migrate them.  After you've switched them to Exchange and all new mail is coming into the Exchange server and not the old server, you could download their mailbox to a PST and then just copy the folders and content into their mailboxes by drag-and-drop.  That is, of course, labor-intensive, so I'd only consider it if you have only a few mailboxes.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Monday, January 9, 2012 4:33 PM
  • Hi,

    For going from Sendmail you will need to fetch the mails using IMAP/POP

    You can use Transporter Suite for this, but you have to do it in a two step migration..

    Sendmail -> Exchange 2007 -> Exchange 2010

    Here's an article around transporter suite

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2007/migration-deployment/migrating-pop/imap-exchange-server-2007-microsoft-transport-suite-part1.html

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2007/migration-deployment/migrating-pop/imap-exchange-server-2007-microsoft-transport-suite-part2.html

     

    Or else you have go with 3rd part tools

     


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:50 AM