Time to Get Ready for Notes Archive Migrations to Exchange Archive Mailboxes

Do your IBM/Lotus Notes archive databases reside on file servers, or perhaps on different Domino mail and application servers, or locally on user workstations? If this rings true for your enterprise, how can you get all these archive mail databases centrally located and ready for migration?

CMT for Microsoft Exchange Migration

Look no further—Binary Tree has the solution to handle every scenario you may experience.

Continuing our series on moving archives during a Notes-to-Exchange migration project, I’d like to introduce one of the most recent additions to Binary Tree’s award-winning CMT for Exchange product. CMT for Exchange is now equipped to migrate data directly to an Exchange Archive mailbox—regardless of whether it’s being hosted in a cloud solution like Office 365 or in your local Microsoft Exchange organization. This new feature, along with all the other solutions bundled in CMT for Exchange, can provide great flexibility when planning your Lotus Notes archive mail file migration strategy.

So Many Options for Centralizing Files
You can use CMT for Exchange to centralize the files to any IBM/Lotus Domino server. This is the first major step in preparing for any archive migration project using CMT for Exchange. CMT for Exchange provides several options to centralize a user’s archive mail files regardless of their location.

What about local archives? – Any local Notes archive database a user may have on their workstations today can be centralized onto a Domino server for migration purposes. Use the “Archive Processing” message template to create a copy or replica of any selected local archive databases.

How do I move my server-based archives? – CMT for Exchange can help you create and manage replicas of any archive in order to move them off your mail servers and onto a Domino staging server in preparation for migration.

What should I do with archives on my file servers? – If you have Notes archive databases located on file servers, these archive databases can be moved to a central Domino server. These may also be linked to the Domino directory via the network, or to avoid network latency, simply copied over via the file system. 


Destination Options
CMT for Exchange provides the flexibility of migrating data to any or all of the following Exchange mailbox options:

  • On-premises Exchange Archive Mailbox
  • Cloud-based or Online Exchange Archive Mailbox, including Office 365
  • Any production Exchange Mailbox

Making Informed Decisions
CMT for Exchange provides an audit feature that can be run against any configured archive databases within the account selected. The analysis will collect the database size, title, template, number of encrypted items and contacts, along with rules and journal counts. CMT for Exchange provides all the relevant data you need to make informed decisions on “what to migrate” and “when to do it.”

How do I enable the archive mailbox?
Use CMT for Exchange.

Do I have access to the archive mailboxes?
Use CMT for Exchange… I think you’re catching on now.

Bottom Line:
I’ve covered a small glimpse of the possible questions you may have about planning your Lotus Notes archive migration project. Regardless, be assured that with Binary Tree’s CMT for Exchange, you will have all the tools, features, and options necessary to successfully complete the job—on-time, on-schedule and with the highest fidelity possible. For more help in planning and additional details on the topics discussed in this blog, please download and enjoy our latest white paper,Migrating Notes Archives to Exchange Archive Mailboxes with CMT for Exchange.