Recoverable Items (Microsoft 365 or Exchange) Migration Guide

MigrationWiz now offers the option to migrate recoverable items in Microsoft 365 and Exchange environments. This option is applicable to Microsoft 365 to Microsoft 365 migration scenarios and Exchange (2013+ or Hosted) to Microsoft 365 migration scenarios.

Archived recoverable items may now also be migrated for Microsoft 365 to Microsoft 365 migrations only. 

This will migrate the following recoverable items:

  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Tasks
  • Journals
  • Notes

The following folder types are supported:

  • Recoverable items: Deletions
  • Recoverable items: Purges
  • Recoverable items: Versions
  • Recoverable items: DiscoveryHolds

Migration Steps

Recoverable items

To migrate Recoverable Items, follow the steps below. 

  1. Create a new Mailbox migration project.
  2. Set source and destination to "Recoverable Items."
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  3. Add Support Option MigrateAllRecoverableItems=1. This option is needed to enable recoverable items migration. 
  4. Add Support Option OverrideRecoverableItemsFolderMapping=1. This option will apply folder mappings from source to destination for Deletions, Purges, and Versions. Without this item, all source folders will be migrated to Recoverable items -> Deletions.

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  5. Start migration by selecting only "Mail" items in the "Select what to migrate" section. This will migrate all items. However, the folder type for recoverable items is recognized as a Mail folder by MigrationWiz. 

Archived Recoverable Items

  1. Set up a Personal Archive Project.
  2. Set the source and destination to "Archive Recoverable Items."
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  3. Add Support Option MigrateAllRecoverableItems=1. This option is needed to enable recoverable items migration. 
  4. Add Support Option OverrideRecoverableItemsFolderMapping=1. This option will apply folder mappings from source to destination for Deletions, Purges, and Versions. Without this item, all source folders will be migrated to Recoverable items -> Deletions.

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  5. Start migration by selecting only "Mail" items in the "Select what to migrate" section. This will migrate all items. However, the folder type for recoverable items is recognized as a Mail folder by MigrationWiz. 

Both source and destination endpoints must be in Microsoft 365 for this option to be visible.
This is specific to Archive Recoverable Items.

 

Migrating Litigation Hold Data for Inactive Users

By default, mailboxes for inactive users with litigation hold are not migrated by MigrationWiz. Because the users are not licensed in the destination system, the mailboxes are not created, and the held items do not have a location to be migrated to.

Users cannot be migrated in an inactive state. To migrate these users, activate them and migrate as part of a regular migration. 

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