How do I set up the Lotus Notes Extractor?
Lotus Notes is the only messaging system supported by MigrationWiz that requires installation of local client software to perform a migration. The Lotus Extractor is a small console application (available here) responsible for extracting data from the Domino server and securely streaming this data to MigrationWiz's cloud migration platform.
Regarding connectivity of the Lotus Extractors, there is no need for additional connectivity, like external IP addresses. Since the communication is initiated by the Extractor, no external IP address is necessary.
The requirements for each machine where the Lotus Extractor will be deployed are as follows:
An ideal configuration would be 8+ GB of RAM with Windows Server 2008 or later.
It is recommended that customers do not work with their mail files during the migration. It is also recommended that custom Domino agents, if any, working with mail files are stopped during the migration to avoid document locking.
Lotus Extractor will communicate with two servers:
The diagram below provides an overview of this mechanism.
This method is best suited to large-scale migrations intended for large businesses and distributed environments.
Install one Lotus Extractor per machine (or virtual machine). Typically we can migrate 10-30 mailboxes per Extractor. Each running Lotus Extractor requires a separate connector in MigrationWiz and a separate machine (or virtual machine).
Note: The <TYPE> Extractor requires that you have the .NET Framework version 4.6.1 or later installed on the computer on which you install and run the extractor. To determine the .NET Framework version currently installed, follow instructions provided by Microsoft: How to: Determine Which .NET Framework Versions Are Installed.
In order to set up the Lotus Extractor(s), follow these steps on each machine that will run a Lotus Extractor:
Important information about the Lotus Extractor: