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Approach 2 - SmartCloud to a Notes local replica to Office 365
This approach uses an intermediate Notes mail file. I would use this approach, if I was not happy with the fidelity of the IMAP migration. All mail migration software is designed to read a Notes database and migrate it to Exchange or Office 365. Not all mail migration software can use IMAP as the source.

You can use Notes 9.0.1 or Notes 8.5.2 (or newer) as the Notes client.

I am most comfortable with 8.5.3. So I went to Notes 8.5.3. It is not easy to find a copy. After some searching, I found that if you went to the Trial Version for Notes 9.0.1 and clicked the Download button, you could scroll down and find the 8.5.3 trial client. Otherwise you could try this link :
https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/reg/download.do?source=ESD-NTSDOMTRL&S_PKG=CRG6XEN&S_TACT=109HD0PW&lang=en_US&cp=UTF-8

You will need to sign up for an IBM ID

You will need a configured Notes client. So we will start Notes for the first time. You can create a stand alone client without needing a Domino server. After you have installed the Notes Client we will launch the program.


Enter your name and de-select I want to connect to a Domino server


I don't want to set-up any Additional Services


Now you can open Notes but since you did not connect to a Domino server. So if you click on Mail or Calendar you will get a File does not exist error. Not to worry our mail file exists in SmartCloud. We shut down Notes.

So we will open out browser to
https://apps.na.collabserv.com
and enter the information provided when we created the Notes User as the Administrator of SmartCloud.


Once we login to SmartCloud we will select Apps - Download and Setup


We need to get some information from SmartCloud to configure our Notes Client.


So now we'll set your Notes password.


Download the configuration software.


Follow the instructions.


When you selected Open Notes was launched and you got to this screen.

Select I have closed all other Notes windows and tabs.

You receive this final message.

So now we restart Notes

Viola - Notes is connected to SmartCloud server for mail using a local Notes client to access mail on the server.


Now we'll create a local replica. File - Replication - New Replica


Now we get this dialog. When we click OK all of the mail on the server will be replicated to the local drive.


All of out mail will be delivered to Mail1/Trial and we want to replicate the mail to the local drive on a schedule. File - Replication - Change Schedule


Now we are able to set the schedule for mail replication.


So now every time you replicate you will have a complete copy of the mail file on the server on your local drive in NSF format,

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Author's Background
I am a Notes/Consultant with twenty-seven years of experience (almost exclusively with Lotus Notes / Domino). My experience with Notes began when I worked as a Senior Computer Consultant for Price Waterhouse. In 1993, I went to work for Lotus Development Corporation as a Senior Notes / Domino Instructor. I started teaching Application Development and System Administration with Version 3. Helped to develop the course materials for Version 4.x and Release 5.x When LotusScript, Javascript and Java were added to Notes/Domino I started teaching these programming languages.

In 1995, IBM acquired Lotus. For several years we were left alone and the culture did not change. It was a lot of fun to work for Lotus. In 1999 the handwriting was on the wall and I decided it was time for me to leave. So I established V&M to do Lotus Notes/Domino Application Development, System Administration and Training. I've been at it ever since. The life of the consultant is constantly changing. It has given me the chance to travel across Canada and the United States, Scotland, England, Bermuda, Jamaica, Barbados and Hawaii. No travel to the Far East yet. Anyone?

For the last seven years I have been helping companies move their data from Lotus Notes to the Microsoft platform.

Some thoughts on Notes to Exchange Migrations
Migrating from Lotus Notes to Microsoft - Very easy and very hard
Pre- Migration Report that I use
Encrypted Mail Choices
Export a Notes View to CSV
Mail Migrations Using the Cloud
Mail Migrations - Some Lessons Learned
Speeding Some Migrations
Redirecting Mail Migration Traffic
One post migration story
One Approach to Mail Rules
Remove Encryption Button
Microsoft's "Secret" Mail Migration Tool
NME Migrations from a secondary Domino Directory
How to remove encryption from a Notes database
NME and Secondary Address Book
Multi File Selector for Binary Tree CMTe
Problem Mail Files for NME (Notes Migrator for Exchange)
Using a Staging Server for Notes to Exchange migrations
SmartCloud to Office 365
Notes2SharePoint Part 1
Migrating Private Folders
Different roles in an email migrations
What to do with Profile Docs during a Migration

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