The Enterprise edition of Aid4Mail supports Mimecast SJF exports in their native format. It is able to process these potentially huge archives on-premises, fast and unattended. It even has the unique ability to separate mixed, multi-user exports back into their individual user accounts.
Mimecast provides access to archive exports in two different ways:
This page contains video tutorials and instructions to convert both types of Mimecast archive export.
Convert a downloaded Mimecast archive (A):
Convert a Mimecast archive delivered on external hard drive (B):
If you downloaded your archive from the Mimecast server (A), then it needs to be split by email account before it can be converted. Please refer to the article, How to split Mimecast archive exports by email account, before returning here and following the steps in this article.
If your Mimecast archive was delivered on an external drive (B), then it is usually separated by user account already. You only need to convert it. Follow the steps in this article.
Archives that were downloaded from the Mimecast server (A) can only be converted with Aid4Mail Enterprise after they’ve been split by email account. If this has not been done yet, please refer to the article How to split Mimecast archive exports by email account before continuing.
After the archive has been split, it will be in the EML format and consist of a collection of folders organized by email address. Each folder contains the emails (EML files) associated with that address. The folder hierarchy looks something like this:
Archives delivered on an external hard drive (B) also consist of a collection of folders organized by email account. However, each folder contains subfolders organized by date range. These, in turn, contain ZIP archives with the actual emails. The folder hierarchy looks like this:
Mimecast archive exports can be extremely large and conversion can potentially take days or even weeks to complete. Before starting, we recommend you optimize Aid4Mail for speed.
In both cases described above, the top level of the archive consists of multiple folders, one per email account. Each of these folders needs to be converted individually. Thanks to Aid4Mail Enterprise’s multi-session processing, and its support for wildcards in file and session names, this is remarkably simple.
In this example, we’re converting to PST. Please follow the steps below. It is assumed that you already have Aid4Mail Enterprise (or a trial version) installed and running.
This technique enables you to build a huge number of sessions very quickly. Once finished, Aid4Mail’s session list will look something like this:
Once Aid4Mail has finished processing, your target location should contain a PST file for every user account. Each PST file contains the emails associated with that account.
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