Migration Guides:Internal Migration:Migration to Exchange 2013

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This overview describes the flow of the migration process from Exchnage 2010 to Exchnage 2013. Please read this information to see how the migration is implemented and who is responsible for each step.

Prerequisites: Exchange 2010 account provided by Plexhosted.

Migration Plan:

  • Create Exchange 2013 accounts
  • Data Migration
  • Check Exchange 2013 accounts
  • Switch DNS settings to the Exchange 2013 environment


Step 1. Create Exchange 2013 accounts
Plexhosted: Create new Exchange 2013 organization and users
Plexhosted: Assign temporary passwords

Step 2. Data Migration
Plexhosted: Create Transport rules to pass incoming and outgoing emails from Exchange 2010 to correspondent Exchange 2013 accounts.

  • This is required to be sure that data migration will catch all emails. All such emails will be put to the Inbox folders of the Exchange 2013 accounts.

Plexhosted: Create *.pst files and import them to the Exchange 2013

  • Duration of this process may vary depending on the volume of data.

Step 3. Check Exchange 2013 accounts
Plexhosted: Send Exchange 2013 account information to the customer
Customer: Login to the Exchange 2013 Outlook Web App and verify that the data has copied correctly

Customer: Confirm that data migration completed correctly

Step 4. Switch DNS settings to the Exchange 2013 environment
Plexhosted: Provide new DNS settings to the customer

Customer: Change DNS settings according to Plexhosted settings
Customer: Check the mail flow and settings
Customer: Setup new Outlook and Mobile accounts

Plexhosted and Customer: Our support team will work with you to be sure that migration is 100% completed and Exchange 2013 environment is working properly
Customer: Confirm that data migration completed correctly
Customer: Confirm that Exchange 2013 environment is working properly
Plexhosted: Migration Completed. Close Exchange 2010 organization

Please do not hesitate to contact our support team if you will have any questions or require our assistance