Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7.0
Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7.0
Migration Wizard Guide for Microsoft Exchange


Migrating from Microsoft Exchange to Zimbra Collaboration Suite > Planning the Migration from Exchange to Zimbra

Planning the Migration from Exchange to Zimbra
Before you attempt to migrate from the Exchange server, create a communication plan to notify users about the new Zimbra email program and to provide users with the new mail access information (Zimbra URL, login name, and password to use).
Zimbra recommends that you plan to perform the migration during off-peak use times. The Exchange server does not need to be stopped in order to migrate accounts. Any emails that are sent to or delivered from Exchange after the account is migrated are not saved in the Zimbra mailbox.
Two options are available for you to migrate from Exchange to Zimbra:
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The ZCS Migration Wizard asks you questions in a series of dialog boxes about how to set up the new accounts. Before you start, you should determine:
See Using the ZCS Migration Wizard on page 5.
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The One Step Migration option from the ZCS Migration Wizard lets you use an XML file that you create with the user data needed for migration. No other configuration options are required. See Using the One Step Migration Option on page 20.