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Dmulligan
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6000 user migration from Notes to Exchange

Hello forum!

I need some help, we are about to take on a large migration of mail system from Lotus Notes to MS Exchange and I am trying to find out if there is a way to ease some pain on the BlackBerry side.

 

We would need to migrate 6000 users from one mail system to another. 

 

I have located a KB article that has informed me that I will need to deploy BES for Exchange (makes sense) and wipe and re-activate the devices on the new BES.

 

http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB1...

 

However, I would like to minimize the user impact and work required with a deployment this large. 

 

Any ideas on how I can make this migration a little easier?  Tool suggestions?  Work around to the wipe and re-activation?

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knottyrope
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Re: 6000 user migration from Notes to Exchange

Thare is no workaround for the wipe.

 

There is no easy way.

 

I dont know of any tools to make it easier.

 

Just make sure you document the process for users to follow and do a few tests yourself.

 




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Dmulligan
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Re: 6000 user migration from Notes to Exchange

I really hope you’re wrong.  You seem like you know what you’re talking about (Guru I).  So I don’t think you are.

 

It just seems like this is something RIM would have thought of and made tools to make this easier.

 

I'm surprised there is no way of automating the wipe and activation process.

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knottyrope
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Re: 6000 user migration from Notes to Exchange

You can wipe all devices at once from BES. Just tell users to backup prior to a date of cutover.

 

BES 5.0.3 does have some user tools in web desktop manager for activating.

 

But you need to test things and there will be some outage for users, I dont think you can migrate all that data in one day.

 




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ManuelSosna
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Registered: ‎11-04-2011
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Re: 6000 user migration from Notes to Exchange

Hi,

 

actually I know a tool, that makes your life much much easier when you want to migrate the BES Domino Users to BES Exchange or vice versa!

It offers automated moving of the users - you can define also time-stamps, groups, etc.

 

Take a look at the B*Nator Migration Utility!

http://www.isec7.com/en/products/bnator/functions-bnator/bnator-migration-toolkit

 

various reference stories were posted about it.

 

I hope this helps!

 

 

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Dmulligan
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Re: 6000 user migration from Notes to Exchange

Thanks ManuelSosna!  That tool looks like it will be the ticket! 

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ManuelSosna
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Re: 6000 user migration from Notes to Exchange

You're welcome!


Dmulligan wrote:

Thanks ManuelSosna!  That tool looks like it will be the ticket! 


 

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knottyrope
Posts: 30,353
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook, BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-700

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Re: 6000 user migration from Notes to Exchange

let us know how it works out for you

 

If it works well I will start reccomending it.

 




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Click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved. To give thanks, click thumbs up
Click to search the Knowledge Base at BTSC and click to Read The Fabulous Manuals

BESAdmin's, please make a signature with your BES environment info.


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dhavaldce
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Registered: ‎09-21-2011
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Re: 6000 user migration from Notes to Exchange

BNator is official partner of RIM so RIM is not sugest to custoemr to use this application for domain migration and mail server migration. Please check someone and confirm is it working in domain migration or not ?
Dhaval
BES Admin
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dhavaldce
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Re: 6000 user migration from Notes to Exchange

Have you check on the Exchnage environment ? is it working on Different domain migration for Blackberry ?
Dhaval
BES Admin
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