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Maintaining Directories During a Multiphase Migration

During migration, you need to keep directories in both systems current. You can use the migration tools to export and import directory information as described in the following sections.

If you don't have a directory synchronization requestor for your host system, you need to:

Extracting Custom Recipients from PROFS

Mail sent from Microsoft Exchange Server computers and incoming mail from Microsoft Exchange Server gateways can be routed to the PROFS addresses. You can use this instead of using directory synchronization, but you have to repeat the process on a regular basis to update the Microsoft Exchange Server directory with changes in the existing system directory.

Note   The custom recipient information is created with PROFS target addresses. If mail sent from Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes is routed through X.400 or SMTP to reach the PROFS host, you must modify the custom recipient data before importing it to have the proper address type and address.

   To extract custom recipients from PROFS

  1. On the computer where you installed the source extractor, log on as the MIGRATOR VM ID.
  2. Type MIGWIZRD and press ENTER to start the source extractor. The following information is displayed:
  3. Source Extractor for IBM (R) PROFS (R) and OfficeVision (TM) Microsoft Exchange Server Migration Wizard

    The following parameters are specified in MIGPARMS DATA file.

    You can change these parameters using this menu, or by using XEDIT.

    OV/VM (PROFS) Nickname File: File name: File type: Accounts File: File name: File type: PROFS Calendar Migrator vmid (PROFS system only) : Notify VM id : HOWARDS File Transfer VM id : MIGXFER Thread timeout (min) : 30 Spool Console required (TRUE/FALSE) : FALSE Number of migration threads : 05 Replace previously migrated accounts (TRUE/FALSE) : TRUE


    << BACK NEXT >> FINISH CANCEL HELP F10/F22 F11/F23 F12/F24 F3/F15 F1/F13

    Caution   Selecting F12 before all the parameters are configured on all screens can cause the source extractor to quit without migrating any data.

  4. (Optional) In the OV/VM (PROFS) Nickname File field, type the name and file type of the nickname file. If this field is not filled in, the source extractor uses OFSUAD FILE if it has access to it.
  5. In the Accounts File field, type the name and file type of the accounts file with a list of VM IDs for which you want to extract data.
  6. One to all VM IDs can be specified in an account file. The account file has one VM ID on each line.
  7. In the Notify VM ID field, type the VM ID to which alert messages are sent. This VM ID does not need to have Administrator permissions.
  8. In the File Transfer VM ID field, type the VM ID to which all the extractor data should be sent.
  9. Press F11 to continue. The following is displayed:
  10. Source Extractor for IBM (R) PROFS (R) and OfficeVision (TM) Microsoft Exchange Server Migration Wizard

    What information would you like to migrate?

    Type Y to select option, or N to reject it.

    Y Remote addresses creation information (REMADDR FILE) N Mailbox creation information (MAILBOX FILE) N Email messages (Notelogs and In-basket) From: 1994/10/28 to 1995/10/28 N Schedule information (Calendars and Reminders) From: 1995/10/28 to 1996/10/28 N Documents from OFSINDEX FILE From: 1994/10/28 to 1995/10/28 N Personal Address Book (Nicknames and Distribution lists)


    << BACK NEXT >> FINISH CANCEL HELP F10/F22 F11/F23 F12/F24 F3/F15 F1/F13

  11. Set the Remote Addresses Creation Information to Y. Set all other options to N.
  12. Press F11 to continue. The remote address file is displayed.
  13. Edit the remote address file as needed to remove VM IDs for which you don't want Microsoft Exchange Server custom recipients or to change the display names. The source extractor uses XEDIT as the editor, and all XEDIT commands and subcommands are available.
  14. Press F12 to complete the process.

Migrating Addresses for Gateway Users

If your PROFS system has gateways to foreign systems, such as the Internet and X.400, you can migrate your users' gateway addresses to Microsoft Exchange Server. You can customize the way remote addresses are created on a node-by-node basis. This is done with nodename ADDRLIST files. Below is a sample file for nodetype SMTP:


The first line contains the prefix and suffix if applicable. The remaining lines should contain user IDs. For example, the above sample would migrate IDs with target addresses 'SMTP:DAVISG@ISLAND.COM' and 'SMTP:NIKIMAC@BCS.COM. These files should be copied to the MIGRATOR's 191 minidisk for later migration of nicknames and distribution lists.

Similarly, a sample X.400 nodetype looks like:


Moving the Custom Recipient File to the
Microsoft Exchange Server

The following procedure creates REMADDR FILE on the MIGRATOR 191 disk and sends REMADDR PRI and REMADDR PKL to the reader of the file transfer VM ID. The REMADDR PRI and REMADDR PKL files are in ASCII format.

   To move the REMADDR address to the Microsoft Exchange Server

  1. Log on as the MIGXFER VM ID.
  2. Type MIGXFER and press ENTER to start the transfer tool.
  3. The transfer tool uses the files in the reader to produce the following files on the minidisk: REMADDR PRI, MIXGFER BAT, MIGXFER PKL, and MIGPURGE EXEC.

  4. Download the MIGXFER BAT file to the personal computer.
  5. At the personal computer, type:
  6. MIGXFER <path to your terminal emulation software>

    to transfer the REMADDR PRI and MIGXFER PKL files to the personal computer.

  7. On the host, type MIGPURGE to remove the files from the reader.
  8. (Optional) Edit the REMADDR PRI file to remove addresses, modify display names, change the target address type, or add additional directory import fields and data. For example, if you want all custom recipients to have telephone number data, you can add the field "Telephone-Office1" to the end of the first line in the directory section and then add telephone numbers to the end of each line of data.

The migration files can now be imported into Microsoft Exchange Server with the Migration Wizard. See "Importing Migration Files" for the next step.

Creating Mailboxes

The procedure for creating mailboxes is exactly the same as for creating custom recipients, with the exception that in step 8 of the extraction process, you should set Mailbox Creation Information to Y. The MAILBOX FILE is created in the place of the REMADDR FILE.

Note   The MAILBOX FILE is created the first time migration is performed and is overwritten each subsequent time migration is run.