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Migrating 250 users from a Linux Email server to Exchange 2013

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I am trying to migrate 250 users from Linux email server to Exchange.  The customer is retiring the Linux server and wants to use Exchange only email.  I was going to use the Microsoft Migration Tool but running into issues.  Need some guidance in completing this task.


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Wayne
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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Exactly what tool are you trying to use? "Microsoft Migration Tool" doesn't really state exactly what tool it is.
Is the email stored on the server using IMAP, or do the users pull the email out via POP3 and it is stored on the clients?

Usually a third party tool would need to be used for this task, as I don't believe Microsoft provide a migration tool for use with the later versions of Exchange.

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by:waynebloss
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The users use IMAP, I was looking at imapsync but did not know if it would work with 2013 Exchange.  The MS tool was Microsoft Transporter, here is the link I was looking at.  I have done small migrations from MS to MS but never something this size going from Linux email server to Exchange.

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


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Wayne
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 2000 total points
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The transporter suite is technically not supported with Exchange 2010 and higher, but may well be able to work - it isn't something I have done myself though.
The official guidance is to use a third party tool instead. However you are right on the edge of where Quest (the main provider of such tools) would actually be interested.

Simon.
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Simon, thanks for the assistance and answering my question.
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