Enterprise Vault™ PST Migration
- About this guide
- Introduction to PST migration
- PST file ownership
- PST migration: scripted
- Output from PST migration
- PST migration: wizard-assisted
- PST migration: Locate and Migrate
- Setting up PST Locate and Migrate
- Configuring the holding folder for PST Locate and Migrate
- Creating and configuring the PST Locator, PST Collector, and PST Migrator tasks
- Migrating PST files using PST Locate and Migrate
- Running the PST Locator task to find domains and computers
- Running the PST Locator task to find PST files
- PowerShell cmdlets for PST migration
- PST migration: client-driven migration
- About client-driven PST migration
- Enabling mailboxes for PST client-driven migration
About client-driven PST migration
You can configure the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In so that it migrates PST files automatically to a central PST holding folder on the Enterprise Vault server. The PST Migrator task then processes the PST files and archives the contents.
You need to configure a PST Migrator task on every Enterprise Vault server that hosts a Storage service and manages the archives to which you intend to migrate PST files. When a PST file migrates, the migration process runs on the Enterprise Vault server that manages the destination archive.
Client-driven PST migration can be useful in the following cases:
You do not have permission to access PST files on the user's computer.
Users need continual access to their PST files.
The user's computer is available on the network only occasionally - for example, a user with a laptop computer who visits the office on one day each week.
You want to give users control over migrating their PST files.
In summary, the client-driven migration process is as follows:
You enable mailboxes for client-driven PST migration.
Depending on whether you want to give users more control over PST file migration, you may allow users to choose files for migration.
An explanatory mail message is immediately sent to the newly enabled mailboxes.
The next time a user starts Outlook, the computer is scanned for PST files.
Starting with PST files in the user's profile, each PST file is sent as a series of approximately 10-MB chunks to the PST holding folder.
The PST Migrator task migrates the chunks to the user's archive.
When a PST file has been successfully migrated, checks are made to make sure that no more items have been added to it. Depending on how you have set the PST Migration policy, the PST file is removed from the user's profile after all the items are migrated.