Migrate Public Folders to Office 365 from Exchange 2007 and Higher

Migrate Public Folders to Office 365 from Exchange 2007 and Higher

Migrating public folders is a popular feature in MigrationWiz, and can be performed on its own, or as part of a larger migration project - and it's available for a great price.

Follow the steps below to get started on your public folder project with MigrationWiz!

 

IMPORTANT -- Before migrating:

 

 

 

 

  • If the total size of your public folders is close to 50GB (to be really safe, let's say >40GB) then our support department will need to run a PowerShell script to prepare your Office 365 environment to be able to handle this migration. The prerequisites section in this guide has a link that explains this further (and the process that follows).

 

 

Prerequisites for public folder migrations:

 

 

  • The source has to be Exchange 2007 or greater, or Office 365 Exchange Online.

 

 

  • The destination has to be Exchange 2007 or greater, or Office 365 Exchange Online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Review how permissions are migrated for public folders.

 

 

Prepare source environment:

 

 

  • Create administrative account at the source - to be used for your public folder migration.

 

 

  • Set elevated admin role to the administrative account that is performing the migration.

 

 

 

 

  • Purge old or unused data from your public folders.

 

 

  • Make sure your public folder quotas are set to a size that is high enough for migration.

 

 

Prepare destination environment:

 

 

 

 

  • Grant administrator account full owner permissions to the root public folder at destination (video on how to set this on Office365).

 

 

 

 

MigrationWiz steps:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Import public folders into dashboard. Your 3 options are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Add individual public folders thru quick add, and entering each root folder path (as shown in the video at the top of this document).

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Perform migration by following the steps covered in the video link at the top of this document. (Note: if you have public folders over 50GB then you will have to wait for support to have completed the PowerShell scripts processing – as described in the prerequisites section of this document).

 

 

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