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Moving exchange email from one domain to another

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Hi,

We are shutting down a canadian operation that currently has email running through it. There is a second email server in India that has mail pointed through the email server that is sitting in Calgary, Canada.
The email in Canada has a .com extension at the end and the email from India has a .in at the end. We are currently backing up the Information Store as well as making backups of the .PST files.
Is there a procedure that needs to be followed to transition the email accounts from .com over to the India email server which uses .in ?

Any help is grealty appreciated as I am not familiar with the procedure.

Thanks,

ElliTech
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ellitech - didnt we deal with this question earlier ? this sounds so familar.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_26385074.html
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Yes, i gues you are right. Just wanted to make sure that there are no steps that are being missed. Any tools available that can be used to assist me?

Just curious...thanks for the response though 'sunnyc7' it is grealty appreciated as always..

regards,

Ellitech
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I will award full points as soon as I hear back...thanks again...

Ellitech
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I will wait for others to contribute and post back if I come up with something better other than what 's already been recommended.
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a) In the end - do you plan to use the .IN domain or .COM domain ?

b) From your past closed questions, I guess you are in the process of exmerging the mailboxes and moving them across continent.
then you will create mailboxes in India - and attach those exmerged PST's and create mailboxes here.
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Please confirm if that's the plan
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I don't think there is a transition factor.

There is no .com to .in transition needed for the PST mail file. As long as the accounts are set up in India and your local Outlooks have no trouble reaching their new exchange server you'll be fine. The mail itself doesn't care if it's .com or .org or .in. Outlook just combines everything into a PST anyway.

Import the PST files into Outlook (after the accounts have been created) then allow that import to upload to the India mail server.

Don't delete those PSTs until you are 100% sure everyone is uploaded.

Make sure PST, OST, and the Mailbox size shown in Exchange are 99% the same. (they won't match perfectly) If you don't wait and give it enough time to fully upload, users who use webmail are going to flip that all of their emails are not there.
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Thank-you for your time, yes you are correct they are keeping the .in email accounts and getting rid of the .com as they will no longer have a presense in Canada.

Thank-you again for your time, I appreciate that both of you are willing to comment as I just wan to ensure that I am not leaving out any required steps.

Thanks,

Ellitech
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As always the quality of responses is excellent, this is the best tech forum going.

Thanks

Ellitech
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ellitech
I'd suggest when you are doing the move - also forward the MX records for the .COM to the MX records of .IN domain.

post back here if you are facing any issues. There are plenty of exchange experts to assist you.

Thanks for the points and the kind words :)
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My pleasure, it is a great assurance to have these resources to fall back on.

ElliTech
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