Summary: Migration into Office 365 sometimes causes problems, and to overcome them, along with running the migration safely, choosing the right solution is imperative. In this blog, we will guide you to import PST to Office 365 using the manual as well as the third-party migration solution.
PST is an Outlook data file that holds the data of Outlook users. Users can access their data without an internet connection through the PST file. However, there will always be the risk of losing data due to corruption in the file and due to various other reasons. Apart from it, if you want to migrate towards Office 365 and access older data, you need a solution to import PST to your Office 365 account. Finding a reliable solution is not more accessible, and taking the wrong approach will cost you adversely.
To make the migration approachable, we will elaborate on certain strategies that will help users to complete the import of the PST files into their Office365 mailboxes.
There are different ways to import PST to Office 365, but before approaching them, there are particular prerequisites that need to follow. So we have prepared a list of some of them which are essential to fulfill before opting for the solution.
Note: Kindly complete the above-listed requirements to be able to migrate PST to Office 365 account. If not, then applying the listed migration strategy is impossible.
After attaining the knowledge necessary before beginning the process to import PST to Office 365, now we’ll list the strategies which you can follow.
It’s time to import PST to Office 365 with the help of the Azure AzCopy tool. This will save the PST files in the Azure storage, which is present in Office 365.
Azcopy.exe copy "< PST files location>" "<SAS URL>"
Once you will be able to follow the shared procedure, then can move the PST file. After importing the files, you will also get confirmation about the same.
After moving the PST to an Azure storage location, you will be required to form the CSV file containing the list of mailboxes of users where you need to import the PST file.
Later on, you can quickly check out the live status of the import job by visiting the Import PST file page.
This method we have explained to migrate PST to Office 365 has a few downsides. It requires sound technical knowledge to implement all the listed steps and consumes time to accomplish the job. So it will be better to look at the alternative approach. Now it’s time to move with our second approach, where we will explain their features and methodology to move PST.
We have explored the manual solution to import PST to Office 365 with the help of the network upload method. Due to the high complexity involved in them, we suggest users also look for an alternative solution. Third-party software is an excellent example of it that can help you import PST files in less time.
Shoviv PST to Office 365 migration tool allows us to tackle the migration a lot easier because it offers better control of the overall import process. This will enable users to add on multiple PSTs of any size. It comes with an easy-to-use GUI that enables users to set up the import process easily and quickly.
The software allows customizing the process with the help of its data filtration options. Users can choose to apply the given criteria as per their needs. Also, the user can use the folder mapping facility to make the correct data move. It also offers an incremental export option that the user can apply, and it's beneficial if they need to complete the process in a few days. However, after using it, the tool will only import the remaining data when the user resumes the import.
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