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Large scale mail migrations can be tricky. There is a shareware app that can be used to migrate pst files from the pst format into mbox, which can then be used with Mac OS X http://www.littlemachines.com. If the migration process needs to be automated (they all seem to at scale) then a script could be written to crawl users, finds the pst files and then convert them. Or it could be done on the client side using a self-destructing launchd item. Conversion syntax for libpst would be something like the following: readpst -o /output/folder /server/path/user.pst Before you can use readpst, it needs to be built via libpst on the system that will run any scripts. Download libpst from http://alioth.debian.org/frs/?group_id=30390. This can be done with curl: curl http://alioth.debian.org/frs/download.php/2492/libpst-0.5.3.tar.gz --O libpst-0.5.3.tar.gz Next, extract the tar: tar -zxvf libpst-0.5.3.tar.gz Then cd into the new directory: cd libpst-0.5.3 Then make libpst: make And now readpst should be available to convert mailboxes. This could be run from a centralized server or distributed to clients.

April 27th, 2011

Posted In: Kerio, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, MobileMe, Ubuntu, Unix

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