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Mar 242014

Do you worry about how to get all your email data migrated to a new environment? Often times companies don’t always keep up to date with Enterprise Vault service packs and an environment may lag behind. First one version behind, then a second, then maybe even a third. It’s a vicious cycle and in the end when it’s down by a couple of version it becomes quite a scarey and/or difficult proposition to upgrade it.

So what do you do?

Move Arhive sometimes get a bad press, but, it’s certainly possible to use it to migrate to a whole new environment. Exporting to PST and importing from PST throughout the day and night for weeks isn’t very appealing. Both are possibilities if you’ve got the money and the time to setup a whole new environment.

But is that really it?

A better way does exist, and it’ll make your migration a breeze.

There are several third party tools which exist which can be used to perform a migration to a new environment. I’m most familiar with Archive Shuttle, and if you need to skip many versions of EV, and want to go to a whole new, pristine environment, you should go for something like Archive Shuttle. Of course you’ll need to take into all your wants and needs during the migration, but the product is mature, and rich with features. It’s also robust at what it migrates and pretty darn fast too.

So if you can’t keep Enterprise Vault up to date, and you have to migrate to a new environment, what would you do?

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