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Migrating From Lotus cc:Mail

Microsoft Exchange Server contains a source extractor that copies information from Lotus cc:Mail. The Lotus cc:Mail source extractor supports Lotus cc:Mail version 5.x (DB6), and versions 6.0 and 8.0 (DB8). You import the migration files into Microsoft Exchange Server using the Migration Wizard. You can use this tool to extract the following data:

Note   You cannot use the Lotus cc:Mail source extractor to copy public and private mail lists, postoffice address books, postoffice remote address lists, or propagation lists.

The Lotus cc:Mail postoffice must not be accessed by Lotus cc:Mail clients and administrator programs during migration. All Lotus cc:Mail router and link products and gateways must also be shut down during migration.

If you're using the Lotus cc:Mail source extractor with the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus cc:Mail, you should stop the connector before migrating user accounts. Otherwise, after the Lotus cc:Mail accounts have been migrated to Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes, they might be deleted from the Lotus cc:Mail system during directory synchronization. You can restart the connector after you've verified that migration was completed succesfully.

After directory synchronization, the Lotus cc:Mail Automatic Directory Exchange (ADE) propagates the new address to that user's former home postoffice, thus deleting the user from the Lotus cc: Mail system. After the Lotus cc:Mail account is deleted, the user's messages are routed automatically to the new Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox. Note that the account and mailbox names must be the same to successfully reroute messages between the two systems.

The Lotus cc:Mail administrator must ensure that ADE has successfully propagated the new address prior to resuming normal delivery of e-mail to the user's former home postoffice. The Lotus cc:Mail Admin or Import utilities can also be used to manually modify the migrated user's address.