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Migration from one mail system to another is often painful. This can result in a user having to look in two different places to find mail, or in the worst case mail disappearing.
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Copying the contents of one mail system to another often seems like a good idea, that way if anything
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goes wrong at least the old mail is still avaible.
 
  
Ideally you know exactly what you are going to do at the start, you move everything across and then you kill the old mail system (or at least make it not visible from Mail clients).  That way users are not confused by having two sets of identical folders.
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First, note that you'll want to create accounts in Zimbra first before you do the migration. If you want to do it in one shot, read [[Bulk Provisioning]].
  
Many users think email means Outlook, this is unfortunate for a number of reasons.
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Migrating your users means you're going to have to deal with [[Mail Migration|mail]], [[Calendar and Contacts Migration|calendar, contacts]]  and [[Password Migration|passwords]]. This page used to be one monolithic monstrosity -- but has now been broken down into separate pages:
  
Lots of different versions of outlook exist, and upgrading a whole company to the same version
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* [[Mail Migration]]
may cost some money, so consiqently people do not upgrade.
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* [[Outlook NK2 Cache Rebuild]]
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* [[Calendar and Contacts Migration]]
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* [[Password Migration]]
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* [[Email Rules Migration]]
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* [[Aliases file Migration]]
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* [[Migrating_from_Postfix_and_MySQL_with_bash|Postfix+MySQL aliases and accounts migration]]
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* [[Migrating_from_Dovecot_passwd_with_bash|Migrating from Dovecot passwd]]
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* [[Zimbra to Zimbra Server Migration]]
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* [[Prevent duplicates messages for POP3 users post migration]]
  
Microsoft have not really gone the whole way to make outlook work smoothly with imap, some have
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Please see [http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=User_Migration_Troubleshooting User Migration Troubleshooting] if you are having problems migrating data to your Zimbra installation.
argued that they have deliberately done this. Whatever Microsofts incentive is to make users move to exchange.
 
  
Inconsitancies such that you must have a personal folder with imap or pop and dont need one with exchange, leave users wondering why they have two inboxs trash etc. Also the fact that the personal folder always appears first and imap at the bottom, shows that when it come to open standards Microsoft are mot your Friend.
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{{Article_Footer|Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7.0|3/7/2006}}
THE GOOD NEWS'''
 
 
 
1) YOU DONT HAVE TO USE OUTLOOK
 
 
 
The zimbra web client is adeqaute for a large number of users
 
Thunderbird has good imap support
 
 
 
2) IF THE USERS INSIST ON OUTLOOK
 
 
 
Existing data contained in personal folders can be saved to a PST file from within outlook
 
then a utility is provided by Zimbra to move this data to the Zimbra server.
 
 
 
You need the ZCS Import Wizard see how to get this below.  This does not always work 100%
 
and you may need to be selective about what you export from outlook to the PST file before doing the import.
 
 
 
Just put this into your browser and select the  ZCSImportWiz-(version).exe download and run this.
 
 
 
http://your.mailserver.com/zimbra/downloads/index.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moving from Excahnge to Zimbra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zimbra has two tools which exist
 

Latest revision as of 03:11, 11 July 2015

User Migration

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First, note that you'll want to create accounts in Zimbra first before you do the migration. If you want to do it in one shot, read Bulk Provisioning.

Migrating your users means you're going to have to deal with mail, calendar, contacts and passwords. This page used to be one monolithic monstrosity -- but has now been broken down into separate pages:

Please see User Migration Troubleshooting if you are having problems migrating data to your Zimbra installation.

Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7.0 Date Created: 3/7/2006
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=User_Migration Date Modified: 2015-07-11



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