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Metalogix Email Migrator 4.7.1 - Installation Guide



Migrate and Archive


Metalogix Email Migrator migrates legacy email archives using the multi-award winning Metalogix migration engine. Migrator is unobtrusive with nothing installed on the target, Exchange or source servers – and can run as a background process, making it effectively invisible to the end-user of the legacy archive or live email system. Migrator is the combination of Metalogix Content Matrix and Archive Manager – two of the most used and trusted SharePoint migration and Exchange archiving technologies available today.




Metalogix Email Migrator mitigates the risk and complexity of standard archive migration methods and provides a permanent chain of custody for legal compliance. Corporate email users require a dedicated archiving solution to meet ever growing compliance needs and manage large amounts of sensitive company information. A direct source to target migration provides organizations with a tamper-proof, high-speed flow of content whilst maintaining the necessary chain-of-custody for every item migrated. Results are summarized and presented in a post-migration audit log.


Speed matters


Metalogix Email Migrator can be effortlessly backed-up, managed and monitored through the whole archive migration process. Multi-threaded migration tasks can be carried out in parallel on different servers, which improves migration speed whilst maintaining data integrity. The asynchronous migration architecture reduces the classic transfer bottlenecks and advanced scanning calculates the migration process for each archived item between the source and target.


Legacy Archive Migration


There are number of key factors that need to be considered when migration from existing email archiving solutions. Metalogix Email Migrator carries out the email archive migration process while allowing end users continued access to important legacy email. The award winning migration tool guarantees high-performance and processes a wide range of granular criteria. Email is copied straight from the archived source and written directly into Archive Manager and shortcuts are converted on the fly. Administrators can instantly take advantage of the latest Archive Manager feature set including advanced storage management and mixed environment control.




Before performing the migration we recommend you fill in the Email Migrator Checklist - handy simple table for relevant details of your environment crucial for successful migration. (See the next section.)

Email Migrator Checklist

Email Migrator


Server Name

IP Address






Operating System (on machine where Email Migrator will be installed): 32bit         64bit

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012,

Windows Server 2012 R2,   Windows  Server 2016

MS Outlook version (on machine where Email Migrator will be installed): 32bit         64bit
Outlook 2003     Outlook 2007     Outlook 2010     Outlook 2013     Outlook 2016



Outlook bitness should be the same as Operating System bitness, both should be either 32 bit or 64 bit.



Archive Environment

If you are planning a migration from an archiving system, please complete the Source archiving system information. If an archiving system is the desired target of the migration, please provide the information about the target system.



Source archiving system

Target archiving system





Web Server (name, IP address)



Connection type






SQL Connection

If you are planning migration from and/or to an archiving system, please fill in the SQL connection details for archive system database.


Fill in where applicable

Source system

Target system

MS SQL Server (name, IP address)

MS SQL Server version


Database schema

MS SQL Server Authentication










Exchange Environment


Fill in where applicable

Source system

MS Exchange Server (name, IP address)

MS Exchange Version


Domain controller


Domain administrator

Connection Type

Exchange Web Services1

MAPI2 (Redemption)

EWS Connection Type



1 Exchange 2007 and above

2 Outlook is required on a machine where migration runs – Email Migrator server (Outlook bitness should be the same as Operating System bitness, both should be either 32 bit or 64 bit)


Public folders archived in source system: Yes                 No

Testing mailbox for first migration: _______________________________

Archived Mailboxes


Number of mailboxes:


Total size in the source system:



Email Migrator can be installed anywhere in the domain where the migration will take place.


Supported OS:

·Windows 7 and Windows 8 (x86 and x64)

·Windows Server 2008 R2 and later

·Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)

·Windows 10 (x86 and x64)


·.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (included in the package setup file)

·.NET Framework 4.5 Full (included in the package setup file)

·Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and later

·PowerShell 3.0 (it is already integrated with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012; it needs to be installed in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1)

·Outlook:   - required only with Exchange 2003 SP2

          - optional with later Exchange Servers
          - when installed, bitness must be the same as the OS bitness

·RAM:      - min. 16 GB (32 GB recommended) for big migrations





If you are using MAPI connection and the OS bitness is different than the Microsoft Office bitness, always run the x86 version of Email Migrator.



.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and PowerShell 2.0 (in case of Exchange 2003 environment) are deployed when you run the installation using the Metalogix Email Migrator Installer_X.X.X_package.exe file. The significantly smaller Metalogix Email Migrator Installer_X.X.X.exe setup does not contain these prerequisites.




Be sure to have EmailXtender UnPackContainer utility installed on EmailXtender machine (usually in "C:\Program Files (x86)\OTG\EmailXtender\bin\utils" folder).

Minimal UnPackContainer.exe version necessary for migration is UnPackContainer.exe version 2.8.


Email Migrator can be installed using either the small installation file (Metalogix Email Migrator Installer_X.X.X.exe) or significantly bigger one (Metalogix Email Migrator Installer_X.X.X_package.exe). The bigger package file contains also necessary prerequisites so it is suitable for first installation.

The additional prerequisite included in the package is .NET Framework 4.5.


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