It is difficult to say which client-server platform - IBM Domino and Lotus Notes or MS Exchange and Outlook – is better. Both have their own advantages and limitations. Therefore, you have to prioritize your requirements before choosing your platform. And there are many reasons for the user of one platform to switch over to the other. The decision to switch over should be based on your future requirements and necessities. However, we discuss mainly the migration from IBM Domino to MS Exchange, especially with the use a Microsoft tool (Exchange Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes)and a third party tool (RecoveryFIX for Lotus Notes to Outlook) in performing successful Domino to Exchange migration.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes works with Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003 SP2 and Lotus Notes 6.x. You can download it from the Microsoft download page. Follow the instructions below to download and install it.
Using Exchange Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes to Migrate Domino 6.x Users and Mail Databases to MS Exchange Server 2003
You can migrate email items and mailboxes from Domino 6.x to Exchange 2003 as given below:
Note: The Server drop-down menu displays the Exchange Server where the Exchange connector has been installed.
RecoveryFIX for Lotus Notes to Outlook is a Domino to Exchange migration tool that accurately performs the migration of Local NSF files or Domino Server files to PST or Exchange Server. Unlike the Microsoft tools for Domino to Exchange migration, RecoveryFIX for Lotus Notes to Exchange is an easy-to-use tool that performs the Domino to Exchange migration in a few simple steps. In addition, this migrate Domino to Exchange tool supports the migration of multiple NSF files and multiple Domino mailboxes at a time.
Now, migrate your mailboxes in Domino to Exchange using the evaluation version of RecoveryFIX for Lotus Notes to Outlook. This evaluation version is designed to make you aware of the migration capabilities of this tool. After the migration to Exchange using this tool, you can preview all your emails and mailboxes. However, you can save only 10 items from each folder, as this is only an evaluation version. If you want to save all your items after the migration, you can proceed to purchase the full version of the RecoveryFIX for Lotus Notes to Outlook.
You can use it with the following versions (there is no version restriction as with the Microsoft tool):