I have a question about how to best handle the migration of mailboxes that are on our remote Domino servers, many of which have slow WAN links.
A replica of all those mailboxes exists on the local servers and I’m wondering if there’s a way to perform the migration from the local replica instead of the remote server. Can this be done by running the “Locate Data Stores” wizard and specifying a file system? I tried that on one of our remote users’s mailboxes but I wasn’t able to get it to work. I don’t think I specified the file system correctly as it errored and was unable to find the data store. I also saw in the documentation that you can search via “Access by replicas on server” and “Location specified by a column in the SQL Server database”. However I’m not really seeing how that is done in the wizard. The other possibility I thought of is that just prior to migrating these users I could change the location of their mail file to the local replica and then running the “locate data stores” wizard again but I’m not sure that would be a good option.
I appreciate whatever guidance you can provide.