Import PST in Exchange always goes wrong

Dear Experts,

I am a little frustrated.
Why is it everytime i export and import mail from gmail, exchange, or whatever platform something goes wrong.
Corrupt mails! stuck imports. incomplete folders. holes in mailfolders. or calender items with copy: in front of it.
We are living in 2015. Why is this process so terrible designed.
Customers always get mad if they lose mail or folders are incomplete.
Is there any supertool i did not find where corrupted items are just coppied and wont fail an import?
Do you have any tips suggestions about transfering mail from a to b
Please let me know!
jav_sevenofnineIT ConsultantAsked:
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectCommented:
When you use EXCHANGE, which backup software do you use ?
We use BackupExec and the Exchange Agent.
With this tool it is easy to backup mails and restore to a PST file.
jav_sevenofnineIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
hi, in this scenario we are taking over a customer. with a gmail account.
We have created an export and imported it in exchange.
Shit hits the fan! :)
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectCommented:

in this case you can add the gmail account to an outlook account via IMAP or POP.
Copy all emails into a PST file and your are done.
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Alexa JacksonDigital Forensic AnalystCommented:

I think that the most favorable steps would be: -

Configuring you Gmail Account with Microsoft Outlook and getting all your emails downloaded into the PST file.
Now the emails can be easily managed as the PST file is easy to handle.
If required, users can easily switch to Exchange EDB by converting the PST file to EDB format.

jav_sevenofnineIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
All things i tried.
The problem is the importing. it always comes up with an error with corrupt items.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectCommented:
What about these corrupt items in GMAIL ?
Can you open these items in GMAIL ?
Budhi WitonoCommented:
agreed , if you cant import using exchange management shell, you can configure with outlook and import , or you can create 2 email accounts with microsoft outlook and just copy the email to exchange account..
Muhammad MullaSystems AdministratorCommented:
There is a good tool that was initially made by Quest, but now owned by Dell:
jav_sevenofnineIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
i am now dragging the items in the correct folder.
but it takes hours!.
The corrupted items will leave behind. if that happens i can tell you more about it.
jav_sevenofnineIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
here another example. so anoying.
jav_sevenofnineIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
another question. an import using exchange 2013 will this function overwrite duplicate files?

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Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
Depends option selected on ConflictResolutionOption: <KeepSourceItem | KeepLatestItem | KeepAll>
Budhi WitonoCommented:
I would suggest you to try import add -Baditemlimit 200

Ex : Import-Mailbox -Identity "user email/name" -PSTFolderpath C:\FolderPath\filename.pst -BadItemLimit 500
jav_sevenofnineIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
solved it myself
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectCommented:
Thanks for the points :-(
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