SBS2011 migration to Office 365

Hi all,

1.      We have SBS2011 (Exch 2010), now planning to migrate to Office 365- around 13-15 mailboxes. Total database size around 40GB. What would be the best option to migrate into Office 365, previously with less users we did manual process by uploading the old emails export/import via Outlook. Also there’s contacts in public folder that need to be migrated.

2.      We are also planning to migrate the office data into cloud, we have 7-8 shared folders in server and mapped with local drives. Data size 180GB approx. I am not sure if OneDrive can support this requirements.

3.      Is ADSL upload is enough which is only 0.70-0.80Mbps

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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
I'd recommend using BitTitan's MigrationWiz. It's like $13/user, but it migrates all their Exchange data from the old mailbox to the new one and makes your life a lot easier. Your upload speed is going to make this a very long process, so start the first pass of migrating emails at least a week ahead of time.

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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
For moving all your data to the cloud, you agonize over that kind of upload speed.   If faster speed is available, get it....any reason you want to pay the money every month for O365 and storage when you already have all that on site?
joyjohnAuthor Commented:
thanks, company is trying to get rid off all equipment in office host email and data off site.
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
You should be looking at Azure rather than One Drive
David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
BitTitan's MigrationWiz works well so its worth a look.  I'm actually doing a migration with it now.

Your other option would be to export and import PST files which is a pain.

I would agree with the upload speed comments.  If its poor its going to take you some time to complete.
'Stellar mailbox extractor for Exchange Server' is also a good alternate to export large sizes of mailboxes to Office 365 without converting into pst format.
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