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If you’ve been maintaining a journal in your on-premises Exchange server or archive, or in a third-party service (such as Mimecast or Proofpoint) in order to meet compliance and business needs, the challenge when you move to Office 365 is that there is no equivalent service in Office 365.

We can explain the options open to you for preserving and migrating your existing journals.

For example, you might decide to put the contents of a journal archive and/or on-prem Exchange journal mailbox into Office 365.

Alternatively, you can take advantage of Microsoft Azure for storing your legacy journals, and for hosting your journaling going forwards.

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Challenges of migrating Journals when you migrate to Office 356


Vital envelope metadata including BCC’d recipients & distribution list (DL) members must be preserved to ensure accurate eDiscovery.


Your legal department will be keen to get a complete audit proving every item has been successfully migrated & that chain-of-custody was maintained.


If you’re migrating to Office 365, there’s no equivalent of a single-instanced journal mailbox that’s supported by Microsoft.


You may decide that you don’t want to ‘put all your eggs in one basket’ by migrating journals into Office 365.


If you’ve been using a hosted journal service, you may have a pay a big data extraction fee to move your data out.


Secure, compliant journal migration.

The ultimate solution

We have over 10 years’ experience in migrating legacy archives and journals, and can guide to to the optimum strategy for extracting and moving your journals into Office 365 or Azure.

Preserve Vital Metadata

Preserve compliance-critical BCC’d recipients and distribution list member information as you move – especially if you’re switching into Office 365.  We can talk you through the various options and caveats that are available to you.

Fully Audited Move

Provide your legal team with proof that all data moved is fully audited and nothing has slipped through the net. We provide you with detailed chain-of-custody reports, at-a-glance migration status updates, auto-retries of any failed items and inbuilt trouble shooting & online KB.

Choice of destination

You can elect to migrate journals into the equivalent service in Office 365 or into alternative cloud journal services. 

Move almost any journal archive to Office 365 or Azure

Regardless of the archive you've been storing your journals in, we can migrate them to your preferred cloud platform.

We are able to migrate almost all major email archive solutions - along with native Exchange journals - into Office 365 or Azure.

Can’t see your source? We will advise you on the best solution that will move your archive.

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