Today I’m going to show you on how to import PST to Office 365 mailbox. Before we begin, make sure you have the necessary permission to access the security and compliance center.
Let’s jump right in.
- Connect to “Microsoft 365 Admin Center“
- Go to the “Security & Compliance Center“
- Under “Information governance“
- Select “Import”
- Create a “New import job“
- Enter a name for your job
- select “Next“
- Note: The name has to be small letters. If they’re a capital letter, you will get an error.
- Select “Upload your data“
- Select “Show network upload SAS URI” and copy to clipboard.
- Leave this window open
- Start the “Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy“
Download Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy using the link mentioned on the screen.
- Launch “Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy” and it requires source location, destination and log file location.
Source – The location of a PST file
For example, “D:Techieberry”
Destination – The Here you must enter the SAS URI you’ve copied to your clipboard
/V – Specifies the file name to output logging information
/Y – allows the use of write-only SAS tokens when you upload the PST files to a storage location
- Now, you need Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer to continue further.
- Complete the installation and launch it
- Right-click at the “Storage accounts“
- Select “Connect to Azure Storage…“
- Select “Use a shared access signature (SAS) URI“
- Here you enter the SAS URI that you’ve copied to your clipboard.
- Click “Connect“
- Now you should see the PSTs that you have copied:
- Go back to the Import job
- Check both boxes and click “Next“
- Leave this window open and update the CSV mapping file with Notepad (do not use Excel, as this will add additional characters at the end and the file will become unusable for the task).
- Name – The name of the pst file you want to import
- Mailbox – Email address of the user that will receive the PST data
- IsArchive – false: emails will be imported to the primary user mailbox
true: emails will be imported to the archive user mailbox (please check if this is enabled before you start the migration)
- TargetRootFolder – Subfolder name where the PST data will be migrated
- Now, select the mapping file
- Validate the file
- Select “Save“
- Select “Close“
- Wait for analysis to complete.
- When the Analysis is complete
- Select “Ready to import to Office 365“
- Select “Import to Office 365“
- Decide what you want to import
- Select “No, I want to import everything“
- Select “Import data“
- Select “Close“
- Wait until the job has been finished
- The job has completed
- When finished Outlook is showing an additional folder within the archive mailbox.
- The name depends on the settings you have done within the CSV file!
Congratulations! you have learnt on how to import pst to office 365 mailbox.
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