Additional migration options for mailboxes

The program offers some additional migration settings for individual mailboxes. To access them, open the JOBS tab and select a migration job from the menu on the left. Choose any mailbox from the list (Fig. 1.) and right-click it to see the available migration options.

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Fig. 1. Accessing the shortcut menu.

Use the links below to read about each option.

Set priority

This option lets you decide about the order according to which the mailboxes will be migrated. The migration priority pattern starts with 1, which means that the mailbox(es) marked with 1 will be the first to be migrated. Furthermore, if you leave 1 as the default priority for all listed mailboxes, they will be migrated in alphabetical order. Note that once the priority is set, it will be visible in the first column from the left on the Mailboxes list.

To set the mailbox migration priority, either double-click any cell in the Priority column and enter a number (Fig. 2.) or select one or more mailboxes, right-click any highlighted row and choose the appropriate option from the shortcut menu.

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Fig. 2. Changing the priority of a mailbox.

Match target mailbox

The Match target mailbox option in the shortcut menu lets you match a selected source mailbox with a new target mailbox or rematch it with the same target mailbox to restart the migration. Once you choose to change the target mailbox, the Match mailboxes window will open (Fig. 3.).

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Fig. 3. The Match mailboxes window.

Warning

If you choose to re-select the target mailbox that was already used in the migration process to start the migration from scratch, you will have to reset its migration state and manually remove all items that have been migrated to avoid the creation of duplicates. Once you perform these actions, you will be ready to start the migration again.

If you do not want to start the migration from zero, but migrate some new items (that appeared after the migration process was completed) to the previously selected target mailbox, do not use the Reset mailbox migration state feature or remove any items from that target mailbox. The best option is to choose the previously selected target mailbox and click the Rescan button. The migration will be restarted, including the new items only.

Depending on the option you have selected, you will be prompted either to provide details to create a new user or to select an existing user.

Reset mailbox migration state

The state of migration is stored within the program's cache in the key that holds the source mailbox - target mailbox values. Such a solution enables to restart the migration process (for each pair of migrated mailboxes) that will involve new items only and omit the ones that have already been migrated. However, if you want to migrate a source mailbox to a target mailbox that has already been included in the migration process again from the beginning, you need to use the Reset mailbox migration state option (Fig. 4.). This will erase the previously performed migration state, allowing you to restart the migration as if it never took place. Note that before you restart the migration, besides resetting the migration state you have to manually remove all previously migrated items from the target mailbox to avoid duplicates.

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Fig. 4. Resetting the mailbox migration state.

View mailbox report

By choosing this option you will generate a detailed report on the mailbox migration process (Fig. 5.). A mailbox report window provides a detailed information on all items included in the migration. All counted items are split into four categories:

  • Migrated – items migrated successfully, 
  • Excluded – source items excluded from the migration (customized both in the Folder filter and Time filter option),
  • Failed all items that the program attempted to migrate but eventually skipped because of errors,
  • Total – a summary of all aforementioned three categories.
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Fig. 5. Mailbox migration report.

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