How to perform OST to Exchange migration using EdbMails?

OST to Live Exchange migration allows users to access their OST data in Live Exchange server. Microsoft 365 has many collaboration applications and provides many features to fulfil user requirements. However, Microsoft Exchange Server is one of the cloud-based application that Microsoft has offered for managing the the data online.

OST to Live Exchange migration

This migration needs Microsoft Exchange Server credentials to transfer OST data to Live Exchange Server. There could be many reasons behind migrating OST file to Live Exchange based on the user requirement or organization needs. Some of the common reasons to migrate OST to Live Exchange are:

  1. When your server failed and OST files become orphaned
  2. Unexpected shut-down of system that makes the OST file corrupt
  3. When you need to recover corrupted OST file
  4. No need to depend on the local server for accessing the data.
  5. No need of hardware setup
  6. Abundant feature availability in Exchange

EdbMails is an easy-to-use software, using which anyone can migrate OST files to Live Exchange Server. It provides many security features and other features in migration such as incremental migration, selective items migration, maintains source folder hierarchy, zero downtime, automatic mapping of source and target mailboxes and many more.

In this article we will elaborate a step by step procedure to perform OST to Live Exchange migration

Step 1 : Download and install the EdbMails application

  • Click on the below link to download the application.
  • Double click the EdbMails setup (EdbMailsSetup.exe) to install the application.
  • Follow all the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
EdbMails setup

Step 2 : Log in to the application Enter the required credentials and click on the ‘Login’ button to access the services from the EdbMails application. Or else you can also use the free trial version by clicking on ‘Start Your Free Trial’.  The demo version migrates 30 items from each folder.

Login to EdbMails aplication

Step 3 : Select the migration option.

Here you have to select ‘OST to PST, OST to import Office 365, import OST to Exchange’ option to perform OST to Live Exchange migration and click on ‘Let’s Go!’.

Select migration option

Step 4 : Browse the OST file that you wish to migrate to Live Exchange. Then click the ‘Continue’ button.

Browse OST

Step 5 : Select the items and click on the ‘Migrate to Live Exchange’ button.

Migrate to live  Exchange

Step 6 : Connect to the destination Live Exchange account

Select the ‘Connection Option’ , ‘Mailbox type’ and click on ‘Next’. 

Connect to Exchange

Step 7 : Login to the destination Exchange Server

Here, you can either use the option ‘Use Default Connection’ or ‘Use Autodiscover Email’. With the default connection, you need to manually input the IP Address/Exchange Server Name  and Exchange Version of your Exchange Server. The Autodiscover Email option resolves any IP address conflicts by automatically taking in the username and password for your account. To login to the destination Exchange account, enter your credentials and click on ‘Login’.

Login to Exchange

Step 8 : Load the mailboxes

After successful login, you will get this window with 3 options to choose from. Select one of them.

Load mailboxes

Step 9 : Verify the mailboxes list where you want to migrate items from the source server.

After the loading process, you will get a  list of mailboxes. Verify the listed mailboxes. If any mailbox is missing, load it using the .CSV file. Then click on ‘Continue’.

Mailbox list

Step 10 : Select one of the mailbox mapping methods

To perform migration operations, you have to map the source server and target server mailboxes. Mapping mailboxes can be done in 3 different ways as mentioned in the image below.

Mapping mailboxes

Step 11 : Set the Action as ‘Migrate’

If you have selected ‘Map mailboxes automatically’, then in this step you will be displayed with the source and target mailbox.  You can also create a new mailbox at the target if it is not existing. Otherwise, you have to individually select the target mailboxes here. Then set the Action as ‘Migrate’ and click on the ‘Continue’ button to start the migration process.

OST to Exchange mailbox mapping

Step 12 : Migration process

After completing all the above steps, you can see this migration progress wizard.  You can see a detailed migration operation after the completion of the migration process by clicking the ‘View Log’ button.

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