I have a customer that is going to be migrating users between 2 EV sites on a Campus Network
This customer has an Exchange 2003 environment for there users and then a new Exchange 2010 environment which all users will eventually be migrated to .They also have an old EV site in the 2003 environment and a new EV site in the 2010 environment. At the moment there are only a small number of users on Exchange 2010 ,30 or so , but I am now investigating the easiest way to migrate all EV archives to the new EV Site
I want to position TransVault for this but I need to first motivate why Move Archive won't be effective for a large migration
Each user has 2 mailboxes ,one 2003 and one in 2010 .The users only have one active mailbox that they access to in Outlook ,so the 30 users currently on 2010 access the mailbox in 2010 and there mailboxes in 2003 are just there to forward email to the 2010 environment
What I want to achieve with Move Archive is that the old EV archives get migrated to the new EV Site and 2010 but the shortcuts get updated .I noticed that Move Archives warns me that since there are 2 separate mailboxes this won't happen .Does this now mean there would be duplicate shortcuts once the Move Archive has migrated the old Archive ?
Thanks in advance
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An update ,I misread the screen .It said the Source Archive wouldn't't be updated .This is fine and makes sense .I'll keep this post open for the interim as I may have additional questions
The statement about needing a 1:1 ratio for TransVault servers to EV servers is completely untrue, and has never been the case. A single TransVault server can migrate between multiple source servers and target servers.
I'll let others comment on the suitability of move archive for large projects.
That was actually a statement from a project manager and a lead developer from the UK for transvault, maybe it was just based on our particular project but they recommended the 1:1 ratio
Thanks for the informative responses
What is interesting is that I was told by Symantec that Move Archive isn't designed for large migrations .Of course the question is what is considered " large " .As Jesuswept mentioned he is already moving more mailboxes weekly than what Symantec would suggest
I am of the opinion that TransVault is the better option in this customers environment ,they have about 4500 archives and about 12 TB of data ( EV has been installed a long time )
We are a new TV partner in South Africa but in this customer case I need to motivate them buying TV ,the issues I am experiencing with Move Archive are the following (maybe people can comment )
I see TV as being able to address these shortfalls with Move Archive ,but I would appreciate any other input
Any comments on the above points ( which are )
Hi Bruce, I can tell you that Transvault addresses all those concerns. You can't avoid some overhead on the source and destination due to reads and writes but the migration processing runs on a separate server(s).