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The Challenge of Migrating PSTs and Public Folders


PST Migration, Public Folder Elimination, Backup, Deletion

The persistence of the electronic record and the routine recovery of electronic communications in connection with almost every business dispute or investigation means that the litigation complications faced by organizations as a result of problematic e-mails are now becoming commonplace.  PST files are a particular challenge. The issues you need to address will typically encompass:

  • Identify where your PST files reside, who owns them, how large they are, when were they last accessed

  • Backup PSTs sitting across the network so you have a solid copy for any subsequent searches or restores

  • Move the PST to the best network location for access

  • Filter the content of PST files so you only keep the data you need

  • Eliminate PST files by ingesting back into the Email system or to a third-party archive and deleting the original.  

The PST and Pubic Folder collection process will identify the location & properties within the organization to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, contractual obligations and operational needs. This involves applying and monitoring the technology to scan the network, seeking information on PST file location, ownership, size and last-used date, continually monitoring progress. At the completion of the scan, PST information is delivered to the organization from which an appropriate migration strategy can be applied.


PST Flight Deck tackles large and complex PST migration projects, delivering high scalable, powerful control and automation, real-time progress visibility and detailed chain-of-custody reporting. It securely migrates and consolidates email and other related records from PST files into another email environment, ensuring future accessibility - migration is fast and entirely transparent to users, eliminating the risk of downtime and significantly reducing the costs and IT overheads normally associated with moving large amounts of data.

Public Folder migration to Office365 Groups resolves and deal with data hierarchies in Exchange public folders, then migrate selected information into Office 365 Groups.

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