Move from Google Apps Email to an Internally Hosted Exchange 2010 Server
Posted on 2015-01-12
How can we export all Google Apps Emails to a format that can be imported into an Internal Exchange 2010 Server?
We are consolidating a lot of standalone offices into a centralised IT infrastructure.
One of the issues we find is that some of the remote offices have been using the free Google Apps email (50 user limit) for their email system.
This is an issue as it is harder to export their old emails from Google Apps to import it into our Internally hosted Exchange 2010 Server
What we have been doing is getting the end users Google Apps email username and password, setting up their Outlook 2007/2010/2013 clients to download all the Google Apps emails into a local PST file, then using a powershell command on the Exchange Server to import all these PST files into the Internally hosted Exchange 2010 server.
This is a bit flaky and if the end user has LOTs of emails, it can take an extremely long time to synchronise completely.
There is a number of tools to do things the other way, export from Exchange to import to Google Apps. Which is the wrong direction for us.
I haven't seen anything that I can use to export FROM Google Apps into a usable format that I can import TO Exchange 2010
Any ideas on other ways of doing this, apart from using Outlook Client to download the emails per user?