How does Exchange Migrator handle deleted mail in a mailbox synchronization? (NETIQKB1413)

  • 7701413
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Sep-2008


Exchange Migrator 1.x

Exchange Migrator 2.x

There are two scenarios to think about here:
  1. Delete mail from source mailbox
    1. Migrate mailbox with mailbox data
    2. Delete mailbox data from source
    3. Synchronize the mailbox data

    Result: Currently, mailbox data is not deleted from the target mailbox at all and it remains in the inbox. An enhancement request has been created to have the following occur: If email data is deleted in the source, then the synchronize process will move the mail data to the deleted directory so that a user can permanently delete the items if they wish to do so.
  2. Delete mail from target mailbox
    1. Migrate Mailbox
    2. Delete data from the target
    3. Synchronize the mailbox

    Result: The Synch or re-synch should only copy messages that are newer than the time of the last synch (plus or minus a 30 minute pad in case the two servers have clocks that are not quite synched----that way we avoid any possibility of losing mail). If you migrate a mailbox, delete an item from the target, then re-synchronize, you should NOT get the deleted item re-migrated (unless it arrived within one hour of the last migration/synch).

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Formerly known as NETIQKB1413