AppBridge Documentation : Preparation - Microsoft Exchange to G Suite Migration

In the Preparation phase of a Microsoft Exchange migration using Transformer, you will prepare for migration by:

Configuration - Settings Templates

Settings Templates are a persistent set of configured options that can be applied to Bridges to control migration.

Configuration (simple) - Microsoft Exchange Settings Template

The Default settings template is included with the Transformation Suite and includes the set of recommended options for migrations between Microsoft Exchange and G Suite environments. 

For simple configurations using the Default settings template, you can proceed to the Configuration - Value Maps section. You will choose the Default template during configuration of Bridges. 

Configuration - Value Maps

There are two types of Value Maps that can be applied to Bridges migrating Microsoft Exchange environments: User Maps and Location Maps.

A header column is not required for Value Maps or Value Lists.

Creating Value Maps

Please see the Value Maps documentation for instructions on how to create or upload a Value Map.

User Maps

User Maps transform user and group references within objects migrating between Microsoft Exchange and G Suite environments.

User Maps facilitate the transformation of sharing rights assigned to users and groups, creation and modification metadata, and other references that include a username. 

Best Practice: User Maps should be used when migrating between Microsoft Exchange and G Suite environments, as sharing rights and metadata cannot be migrated without them.

Configuration - Microsoft Exchange User Maps

User Maps used by migrations for Microsoft Exchange environments must be in the following format:

Source Email
Target Email
username@sourcedomain.comusername@targetdomain.com
username2@sourcedomain.comusername2@targetdomain.com
group@sourcedomain.comgroup@targetdomain.com

Location Maps

Location Maps transform the locations of objects migrating between Microsoft Exchange and G Suite environments.

Location Maps determine the new target owner for source objects and facilitate the reorganization of the folder hierarchy.

Best Practice: Location Maps should be used when migrating more than a single user between Microsoft Exchange and G Suite environments, as they define the target locations that source user objects will be migrated to.

Configuration (simple) - Microsoft Exchange Location Maps

Location Maps must be configured using the Transformation Suite Location Maps syntax. If you are simply migrating all Apps from your source users to your new target users, your Location Maps must be in the following format:

Source Location
Target Location
username@sourcedomain.com#*username@targetdomain.com
username2@sourcedomain.com#*username2@targetdomain.com
Configuration (advanced) - Microsoft Exchange Location Maps

The Location Maps syntax supports many possibilities for mapping source locations to target locations. The following table defines all possible syntax combinations supported by G Suite Location Maps:

Source Value
Target Value
Description
username@sourcedomain.com#*username@targetdomain.comMigrates all Apps and their contents from username@sourcedomain.com to username@targetdomain.com
username@sourcedomain.com#Mailusername@targetdomain.comMigrates Mail from username@sourcedomain.com to username@targetdomain.com
username@sourcedomain.com#Calendarusername@targetdomain.comMigrates Calendars and Events from username@sourcedomain.com to username@targetdomain.com
username@sourcedomain.com#Contactsusername@targetdomain.comMigrates Contacts and Address Books from username@sourcedomain.com to username@targetdomain.com
username@sourcedomain.com#Tasksusername@targetdomain.comMigrates Tasks from username@sourcedomain.com to username@targetdomain.com
username@sourcedomain.com#* Filters the source location from the migration. All child objects will also be filtered from the migration unless explicitly mapped on a separate row in the location map.  

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