Day: June 10, 2019

A Guide To Migrate Email Using the Exchange Cutover Method

In this phase, existing mail accounts and messages are migrated from the existing messaging environment to the Microsoft Exchange 2003 environment. Your migration strategy must be executed in a manner that is transparent and that has the minimum possible impact on your current e-mail users. To accomplish these goals, an effective migration strategy and appropriate migration tools must be designed and implemented. They must address all aspects of system migration, including networking, external interfaces, account synchronization, management systems, and parallel operations. This chapter contains the following sections: Developing a Migration Strategy,  Preparing the Migration Plan, Using Migration Utilities, Tips for a Successful Migration. Refer to the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Migration Guide for complete information on migration.Checkout Migrate email using the Exchange cutover method for more info.

Developing a Migration Strategy

The typical site where Microsoft Exchange 2003 is installed has an existing mail system that provides messaging services to its users. Migration is the act of moving or copying the data for all users from the legacy (existing) system to the Microsoft Exchange 2003 system. Migration is performed so that all customers can be serviced by the Microsoft Exchange 2003 system, not simply those new subscribers following the installation of Microsoft Exchange 2003.

Migration is the most complex facet of any deployment project. Even though this document provides a framework to follow for migration, no two migrations are exactly alike, due to the differences in each site’s legacy mail system and its integrated systems and procedures. A successful migration depends upon accurately identifying all unique aspects of the system that are to be duplicated in Microsoft Exchange and then duplicating these conditions through development and testing prior to the actual physical migration.

The principal issues of concern in any migration to a new mail service are data integrity and transparent cutover to production. Data integrity guarantees that all mail accounts, stored messages, and associated personal information and preferences (for example, address books, passwords, and so forth) are accurately retained in the new mail system. Transparent cutover to production means that the transition is handled quickly, cleanly, and with no disruption to the end-user experience.

In typical migrations, the total amount of time required for a successful transition is a function of system complexity. Both the total number of mail accounts and the total number of stored messages are significant factors. In addition, migration time can be affected by system and site-specific issues.

Any migration strategy must address:

Migrating accounts

Migrating mailboxes

Migrating Accounts

This migration involves all of the information that uniquely identifies and describes a user, including class-of-service data that defines the service for which users are subscribed. Account data must be placed in the Microsoft Exchange 2003 system before message data. The first task is therefore to collect and transfer account data from the legacy system and then transfer it to the Microsoft Exchange 2003 system. If your legacy system has domains and organizational units, you must prepare to migrate these also.

Migrating Mailboxes

This migration involves message data–the actual messages to be migrated that belong to the user. The mailbox is simply a collection of the messages belonging to a particular account.

Preparing the Migration Plan

Migration involves significant planning, more so than any other deployment task. This planning is necessary because the activity is exposed to existing users and will, in most cases, be the initial experience that users have of the new system. It is very important to plan for every eventuality in order to avoid problems during the migration.

Tips For Interior Painting

The most common reason people paint their interior is to freshen up the appearance of a room. A fresh coat of paint can give new life to a drab room. To accomplish a great finish you should take a little time to prepare the walls properly. Many times homeowners will try to cut corners in order to save money and time but by doing this, it can make your job much more difficult and you may not like the results that you end up with. Here are a few tips which can make your job go more smoothly and help you to acheive that beatiful finish.tips from BrushworkPainters.com

It is best to use a good brand of paint. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on paint, but you should purchase a quality product. Check around with friends and neighbors and ask them what brand of paint they have used and have had success with in the past. There are a lot of good quality paints on the market today but just because one brand is more expensive than another does not always mean it is better.

Once you have decided on the brand of paint you are going to use, now you will need to decide on color selection. You probably already have an idea of what colors that you like so I would recommend that you buy paint samples to test out before you purchase several gallons of a paint color that you may end up being dissapointed with. Many paint stores make it easy to test interior paint colors before you buy a whole gallon. You can buy a few pints of paint testers and paint a small section on the wall to see how you will like it .This is the best way to see how the paint will look like on a wall.

After you decide on a paint color and have purchased your paint, it is time to prep the room before you began painting. First, you need to move all of your furniture to the middle of the room, away from the walls and cover it with paper or plastic dropcloths. Remove outlet covers and doorknobs, and patch all holes in the walls. If you do these things first, it will help to ensure a better outcome of any interior painting project.

Next, clean all areas to be painted. Clean walls and woodwork to get rid of dust and grease from all of the areas that you will be painting. Any grease that is not cleaned up will keep the paint from adhering to the surface properly. Dirt and dust that is not cleaned up properly will bind itself to your freshly painted surface. Clean the areas to be painted with a mild detergent and let the surface dry completely before you start to paint.

To begin painting you will need to cut in all corners before you use a paint roller to paint the larger areas.To do this, start at a corner and cut in the paint with a 2- or 3-inch trim brush. Use long strokes, smoothly blending each stroke into the next. Cut in only as much of the wall as you will be able to roll on while still maintaining a wet edge. After you have an area cut in you should now begin to roll. To do this, you will need to fill a paint tray with paint. Load up the roller by dipping it into the tray and then roll the paint roller up the tray’s ramp until the roller is full but is not over saturated with paint. Now you can roll paint onto the wall, working the roller into the wet section of the wall that you have just cut in. It is best to roll in three foot square sections, then move from top to bottom and roll on more paint. Continue to roll the paint roller along the wet edges of your wall. If your walls need an additional coat, allow the paint to dry and repeat the same steps.