ImapSync vs. MigrationWiz

ImapSync is a command-line tool which can be used to migrate IMAP content between mailboxes. We’ve had a few customers ask us if they could use ImapSync as a cheaper alternative. Here is our answer.


Speed:
ImapSync wasn’t optimized for speed. For starters, it was written in Perl, a scripting language which by default is interpreted, not compiled. There is plenty of evidence supporting this:… Read more

Migrating From IMAP… Means Migrating What?

Need to migrate from an IMAP system? There are some limitations you should be aware of. First, most IMAP servers have some technical limitations. Second, only emails can be migrated using IMAP. That’s right, contact or calendar items CANNOT be migrated using IMAP because it is an email-only protocol:… Read more

Evaluating the Exchange to Google Apps Migration Tool

In this post, we evaluate the Exchange to Google Apps migration tool from a technical perspective. This tool is made available for free by Google. Unlike MigrationWiz,  this is an on-premise migration tool which must be deployed locally. Its purpose is to assist customers wanting to switch from Exchange to Gmail.… Read more

Migrating Mailboxes Without Admin Access

There may be situations where administrative login to mailboxes may be unavailable. This can be a challenge issue if you need to migrate a large number of mailboxes.… Read more

Repairing Migration Errors

As a MigrationWiz user, you decide how many errors a migration can encounter before it is marked as failed. Simply specify the error limit in advanced connector settings (the default value is 100 errors). This means that a migration can succeed overall, but also report that some errors were encountered.… Read more

Folder Exclusions

MigrationWiz allows very rich folder exclusions using the regular expressions syntax. I know that a lot of people are not familiar with this syntax, so I’m going to try and break it down to some simple examples.… Read more