How to do Office 365 to On-premise Exchange Migration?

Megha Sharma    Megha Sharma     Updated On - 25 Mar 2019

We will be discussing the not-so-frequent migration process, Office 365 to on-premises Exchange in this blog.

In some conditions, organization will have to move from Office 365 cloud to on-premises Exchange. The reason can be anything like compliance requirements, a requirement for a hybrid deployment, etc.

Certain factors need to be taken care of while performing cloud to on-premises Exchange migration.

Important Factors to be Considered

  • Size of mailboxes in Office 365
  • Availability of disk space on the on-premises server
  • Removal of linked mailboxes
  • Security group members
  • Users without proxy address
  • Access rights for users for on-premises and Office 365

Best Way to Migrate Office 365 to On-premises Exchange

If someone asks for the best solution to migrate from one Exchange environment to another, then the answer should be a solution which performs the migration task smoothly without any risks. We have some native solutions to move Office 365 to on-premise Exchange like using eDiscovery feature in Office 365 which export mailboxes from Office 365 to PST file using eDiscovery Export PST tool.

Another manual way is used when the user has an already running hybrid environment. Users can move mailboxes batch through CSV file in Exchange Admin Center of Office 365.

What Goes Wrong With the Native Solutions?

Native methods are usually complex and are not suitable for non-technical users. For the PST export method, there are PST corruption risks involved in it which leads to inaccessibility and data losses. And for environments which do not have hybrid deployment, it becomes a difficult task to move mailboxes in bulk.

Migrate Office 365 to On-premises Safely with Kernel Migrator for Exchange

We introduce all the users a very safe, smooth and efficient migrator tool Kernel Migrator for Exchange which offers smooth Office 365 to on-premises migration. Get the idea of how simply you can migrate with this Exchange Migration tool going through the steps given below:

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  1. Start the software application and select Add Project option to add a project name for migration. Provide a name for the project and click OK.
  2. Launch the software

  3. Then click on Add job for Mailbox option to create a job for Office 365 to on-premise Exchange migration. Enter any name for the job and click OK.
  4. Create a job for Office 365 to on-premise Exchange migration

  5. In the opened page, enter your Office 365 login credentials, select the desired options and click Next.
  6. Enter Office 365 login credentials

  7. Select the mailboxes out of the list for migration and click Next.
  8. Select the mailboxes from migration

  9. Now enter the on-premise Exchange credentials, validate them, choose the required options and click Next.
  10. Enter the on-premise Exchange credentials

In the next steps, the software allows you to filter your data with the Message type, date range and folder filters. You can also map the source and target mailboxes manually, automatically or using CSV file. Also, you can configure options for managing bad items and synchronization, notification settings, report console, etc. After this the tool shows job summary; confirm it and then the migration will start. You will be notified with the status all the time.

The migration with this tool is suitable for all Office 365 plans and on-premises Exchange versions including the latest Exchange 2019. Not only this, you can rely on this tool for all sort of Exchange and Office 365 migrations like migration between Office 365 tenants and more. Try the free demo version and then make your mind on purchasing the full version. Thus, your need of convenient and secure Office 365 to on-premise migration is solved, we guess!

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