Dispatches From The Geeks

News and Announcements from the MCS Systems Group

Argonne Mail Migration Update

Starting next week, we’ll begin the process of migrating users from Zimbra to Exchange. The process will take place over the coming weeks and wrap up around the holiday break at end of year.

When you’re next on the schedule, you’ll get a notification a couple of business days beforehand letting you know, another note the day the migration begins, and a note when it’s complete (the last note going to your new mailbox). The migrations will happen overnight, and CIS will have someone here to personally visit everyone who’s migrated to make sure they’re okay and set up correctly. We’ll also do our best to help out if you can’t get things working.

Once the move starts, all your new mail will arrive at your new mailbox. In the background, your existing messages in Zimbra will be copied over to the new mailbox. Depending on the size of your mailbox, it may take some time for all your messages to get copied to the new mailbox. After the move is complete, your old mailbox will still be available at https://zimbra.anl.gov for some time. We’ll make an announcement before it goes away for good.

When you get the notice of your move, be sure to let them know of any issues you may have. For instance, if you tend to arrive before normal business hours and think you’ll need help getting things set up, let them know so plans can be made to accommodate that.

We’ll be sending updates with helpful tips as we encounter them. The Systems group will be the first ones to migrate over, and will be spending next week ironing out any kinks we encounter with the process.



Written by Craig Stacey

October 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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