Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Experience migrating from Lotus Domino 6.5 using imapsync

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Rep Power

    Post Experience migrating from Lotus Domino 6.5 using imapsync

    Hi, in this thread I would describe the method we used to migrate mail from Lotus Domino 6.5 to Zimbra 5 (this is applicable to Zimbra 6 also).

    The problem:
    We can't use Zimbra migration tool because 1) the html emails was imported badly (the imported mail is more different in layout from original), 2) there is a problem with the address of local senders or local recipients thet wasn't imported correctly.
    We use imapsync for the migration.

    The big problem:
    With more users the imapsync import fails because lotus close unexpectedly the imap connection (no errors reported by lotus).

    After many test we know that the problem is Lotus. To resolve this issue and to import messages without problems we have adopted this method:

    1) From Lotus Notes (admin privileges) -> Address Book -> Change the user preferences and set up the default message format to "Prefers MIME"

    2) From Lotus Notes (admin privileges) replace the user database design to Mail(R6) taken from the mail server (not from the client).

    3) Shutdown the Lotus Domino Router from the Domino Administrator: "tell router quit"

    4) Compact the user db from Domino Administrator: "load compact userdb.nsf"

    5) Fixup the database -> from the lotus domino console (not the Domino Administrator) launch: "fixup userdb.nsf" (if you have a linux server first go to folder notesdata and after launch the "../program/lotus/bin/fixup userdb.nsf")

    6) From Domino Administrator launch "convert -e userdb.nsf" to prepare the db for the imap

    7) From Domino Administrator launch "conver -h userdb.nsf" to add to all messages the imap headers (may take some time!)

    That's all, now use imapsync to transfer the mail from lotus to zimbra.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Rep Power


    good, thanks for your information.
    I think it's very helpful for me and every one

Similar Threads

  1. IBM Lotus Domino LDAP Name in TO Field
    By undertoe in forum Migration
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-28-2010, 10:55 PM
  2. Migrating from Cyrus to Zimbra - imapsync
    By claud1e in forum Migration
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-26-2009, 12:59 AM
  3. Problems migrating from Lotus Domino
    By tomyerex in forum Migration
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 04-01-2009, 08:34 AM
  4. Zimbra for Lotus Notes/Domino 6.5
    By michelrouse in forum General Questions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-27-2009, 02:38 AM
  5. imapsync flags for Lotus Notes migration
    By marrotte in forum Migration
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-16-2009, 03:56 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts