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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
Approx
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 – 2019
Exchange
2003 – 2019
Exchange
2003-2019
Additional
Source
Platforms
None None Office 365
Google Apps
Gmail
Groupwise
LotusNotes
Zimbra
IMAP/POP
Destination
Platform (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)

Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Specialized in Microsoft Azure - Office 365 / Microsoft Exchange; conducted numerous projects worldwide in designing, supporting, and implementing messaging and virtualization infrastructure for medium-sized and large enterprises. Further, I am a Cloud Architect and Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. 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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