Saturday , May 26 2018

Exchange 3rd Party Migration Tools Comparison Chart

Have Compared three Exchange Migration Tools which can be used for Cross forest Exchange migrations .

This review is completely based on my thoughts.

Exchange Migration Tools Binary Tree Quest MigrationWiz
Migration Infrastructure Need to build migration infrastructure Need to build migration infrastructure Complete web based migration
Cost per Mailbox High(worth it) Medium Low
Hardware Requirements Physical/VM are required. Physical/VM are required. No Physical/VM are required
Time Duration Depends on Migration Server Performance Depends on Migration Server Performance Approximately 2 hours for migrating 1 GB mailbox
Source Environment Configuration The tool will act as integrator from the Source Environment The tool will act as integrator from the Source Environment Service account requires permissions.
Post Migration Action Outlook re-configures automatically using auto-discover Outlook re-configures automatically using auto-discover Outlook Re-Configuration needs to be done manually
Rollback Plan in case of failures Available Available Available
Co-existence Tool Available Available Not available
Support Available Available Available
Migration Performance High performance Low compared to Binary Tree Medium
Back-end Tasks Naming conversion, folder formatting happens automatically. Naming conversion, folder formatting happens automatically. Naming conversion, folder formatting happens automatically.
Throttling Policy Can migrate 1 mailbox per server at a time Can migrate upto 8 mailboxes per server at a time No limit
Preservation of Existing OST file for Outlook Available Not available Not available
Directory Synchronization Tool Available Available Not available
Public Folder Migration Support Available Available Available
Supported Source Platforms Exchange 2003 – 2013 Exchange 2003 – 2013 Exchange2003-2013
Additional Source Platforms None None Office 365/Google Apps/Gmail/Groupwise/LotusNotes/Zimbra/IMAP/POP
Destination Platforms (Skipped legacy Platforms) Exchange 2010-2013 Exchange 2010-2013 Exchange 2010-2013
Additional Destination Platforms Not available in this product Not available in this product Office 365/Google Apps/Gmail

Overall Review –

Binary Tree –

Cross forest Exchange to Exchange migrations happens with Ease .
OST Preservation is Unique.
It can provide rich Co-existence. (Note: This review covers only E2E (Exchange to Exchange Migration product from binary tree)

Quest –

It can does the job perfectly for Exchange to Exchange migrations.
Lacks in user friendly interface but fits within the criteria for migration.

Migrationwiz –

Can be used only for data migration.
Pre and Post migration activities needs to be taken care manually.
Best Suitable solution for Service Providers and Small/medium businesses who can do a Cutover Migration
(Same tool can be used for many platforms)

About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Exchange Server MVP , Publisher of CareExchange.in
Supporting/Deploying/Designing Microsoft Exchange for some years.
Extensive experience on Microsoft Technologies.

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6 comments

  1. Thank you for the perfect information share for the exchange community.

    Thanks & Regards
    Qayoum Sharpyade.

  2. Hello There,

    Is there an article for Domino to Exchange migration with either quest or Binary tools.
    I am really new to Notes and i want to get some idea about notes to Exchange 2010 or 2013 Migration.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Sachin

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