Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 Migration – Everything You Need to Know

Move Data, May 12, 2020

Mr. Clarice work in an organization where he uses to manage the various projects of their clients. He had shared with us the story of his recently completed project on Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 Migration.

Mr. Clarice told us that a few days back I got a new migration project on Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 mailbox. It was something new and challenging for me to perform migration as it is not an easy task to migrate multiple files from Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 mailbox.

Now, the challenge was somehow higher for me to import Hosted Exchange Server data to O365 mailbox. I have outline a solution along with some obstacles, which I faced in this hosted server to cloud migration.

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Heavy User-Profile

When I encountered the actual users and start my exploration over their utilization on Hosted Exchange Server. I found it somewhat a step-forward challenging. As this organization is of Job Consultant Company, which conducts various job interviews for several people. Main challenges that I felt was:

Challenge 1:

The first challenge was the size of mailboxes with extravagant limits on Hosted Exchange Server account. They had accrued quite mass of emails from last 3 years. After clearing a lot of old stuff still, there was about 50 GB with 48 GB rest that is not big but still the main point for download speeds.

Challenge 2:

Another challenge was that they need to migrate particular emails from some mailbox of Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 account. So, I had to manage the account that needs specific email migration.

Plan for Migration from Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365

The actual plan that I made. But I feel that it will take a lot of time. Then, one of my teammate recommended me to utilize Email Backup Wizard. As, it’s a direct way to export from Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365. I found it somehow interesting, as the task was high and the time was quite less.

Therefore, we contacted to support and united all my problem with them. Then, they helped us throughout the procedure of migration from Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365. Even, directed me in many other technical things allied to same.

Software to Export Hosted Exchange Server to MS Office 365

We invested on the application.  As migration from Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 was large in size. But we utilized their demo of the tool first before buying the Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 Converter as a way to test the procedure of data migration from hosted server to cloud.

  • Download and run BitRecover Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 Converter on your system.

Download

  • From list of email source select Hosted Exchange Server option.

Run Software

  • Enter credentials of your Hosted Exchange Server along with Server name to execute the data migration from Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 account and click on Backup.

Hosted Exchange Server

  • Tool will list all the folders along with the message count.

list all the folders

  • From the list of file saving options, select Office 365.

saving options

  • If you want to save messages at default folder then, just check for an option “save messages in the default folder.”

save messages in the default folder

  • Check “I am Admin” option only if you are an admin. It helps to perform multiple mailbox mapping. For using user mailbox be confirm that the Application Impersonation and mailbox delegation is allowable.

I am Admin

  • For testing an option, just open Office 365 mailbox >> enter credentials.

enter credentials

  • Select permissions >> select Hygiene Management. Then, click on “+” icon for the addition of the Application Impersonation.

Select permissions

  • Select ApplicationImpersonation and choose Add and click on OK button.

ApplicationImpersonation

  • Choose “+” icon for the addition of admin mailbox members list.

members list

  • Select the desired member after this click on Add button >> click Ok.

desired member

  • Select the Save button after completion of an update, you will have the message of completion >> click on Ok.

Select save button

  • Add account allocation permission for an administrator >> Select Recipients.

account allocation permission

  • Click on the Mailbox Delegation and choose “+” icon for accumulation of Full Access to Admin >> click on Save.

Full Access to Admin

Then just, go back on the software panel.

  • If you need to change language then, choose change language option.

language option

  • Enter the credentials of Office 365 account on tool’s panel.

credentials of Office 365

  • If you want to migrate selective data so, check “Use Advance Settings for Selective Backup” option.

Use Advance Settings

  • Enter the date range with other desired details for preferred email backup >> click on the backup button to start the process.

Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 Migration

  • Once it is done, you will have the message of completion.

Finally! by utilizing this software I easily exported data from Hosted Exchange Server to Office 365 easily. By moving the data, I easily finished my project. I am really Thankful for serving me out in this migration project. Even, in my all other projects of migration, I used this Software.

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