Google to office 365



  • hi I m doing a migration for a client that is moving from google apps to office 365. So far so good but I ve just checked their mailboxes size and some ( about 8-10 out of 45 ) are about 35-40 Gb in size. They want to move to the mid size business not the E plan ...
    as far as size is concerned they are aware they will need to reduce the size of the mailbox soon ( as 50Gb ) limitation.

    Is there anything to watch out for when migrating such a massive mailbox ? I m not sure how much time it will take or if it would be easier to do it staged ? any pointers much appreciated !! ;o)



  • @StefUk said:

    hi I m doing a migration for a client that is moving from google apps to office 365. So far so good but I ve just checked their mailboxes size and some ( about 8-10 out of 45 ) are about 35-40 Gb in size. They want to move to the mid size business not the E plan ...
    as far as size is concerned they are aware they will need to reduce the size of the mailbox soon ( as 50Gb ) limitation.

    Is there anything to watch out for when migrating such a massive mailbox ? I m not sure how much time it will take or if it would be easier to do it staged ? any pointers much appreciated !! ;o)

    Pity, if they went EOP2 or E3, they'd have unlimited archive storage.



  • That's definitely going to take a while to migrate! What method are you using for the transfer?



  • @scottalanmiller IMAP and a CSV ..



  • For mailboxes like that, Midsize isn't an option. They'll need E3, unless they already have Office 2013 ProPlus via volume license.



  • @StefUk said:

    @scottalanmiller IMAP and a CSV ..

    At least it is direct and not through a client b



  • Out of interest, why is your client moving?



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    Out of interest, why is your client moving?

    With mailboxes that large, I can only imagine the Outlook sync has issues at best.