Office 365 Migration


I am running exchange 2010 with 20 users and would like to move to office 365. We have been using exchange since last 4 years now. I would like to move email data for just last 2 years and keep the remaining 2 years data locally. Is there a way to do that? During the migration can i specify what to move?
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egarrisonCEO / CTOCommented:
Office 365 was not all it was advertised to be.  My evaluation didn't go so well. Hopefully you don't have power users.  If you want name of a good Exchange 2013 provider, PM me. I don't want to use this space to sound like I am advertising.

Look a product by BitTitans called MigrationWizard.  You can set data values on it and it will copy mail from Old server to new.  Make migrations much easier.
Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
None of the migration methods give you such granularity. Well, technically if you go for Hybrid migration you can move the old data to an archive and keep it on-prem I guess.

Anyway, you can just go with Cutover migration. While it will transfer all the data, the default retention policy in Office 365 will move everything past the 2 years mark to the archive mailbox. The data in the archive mailbox will be available from any location and will not contribute to the size of the local Outlook profile. If you want, you can also export the data locally to PST files, but one of the major advantages of Exchange Online/O365 is the huge mailbox size and the Online archive, which allows you to get rid of PSTs.
For 20 users I would move the mail you want to export to 365 to a PST file for each user. The once you have set up the 365 accounts, connect each user with Outlook and copy the mail from the PST file to their 365 account.

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