IBM Lotus Notes to SharePoint Migration
How to migrate a Lotus Notes database to SharePoint
Seascape for Notes is a Lotus Notes to SharePoint migration and data archiving tool that helps you convert Lotus Notes databases to SharePoint lists or document libraries. Here are the migration steps:
Lotus Notes to SharePoint migration steps
- To migrate a Lotus Notes database to SharePoint, you first need to select and export the database. This approach lets you move your Notes data to SharePoint instantly or later on. Select one of the export/archiving options on the main page to export your Lotus Notes database.
- Click on the SharePoint option to run the migrator from Notes to SharePoint.
- Select the exported Lotus Notes data to be uploaded.
- Select an existing connection to your SharePoint list or document library, or create a new one.
- Set up the field mapping between the metadata saved on disk and your SharePoint properties, and run the upload.
Notes to SharePoint migrator options
If you decide to move documents exported from Lotus Notes to SharePoint, you can do this right away. But, you can also keep your records in a Seascape archive. And, if you decide to upload them to SharePoint or Office 365 at any time in the future (even long after your Lotus Notes applications have been retired), then the SharePoint Uploader will upload records from the Seascape archive, together with selected metadata.
The SharePoint Uploader maps Lotus Notes fields to corresponding SharePoint list and library columns. It also enables you to create new fields in SharePoint and transfer the field values to those fields.
Example: A SharePoint Library with Notes documents
Here’s an example of how the uploaded PDF files and metadata are displayed in the SharePo int library:
Data migration partners
SWING Software’s data migration tools are widely used among both IT professionals and consultants. For instance, AD7 Consulting has helped one of their clients (a leading software company) migrate various IBM Notes databases to Microsoft SharePoint. They successfully completed the migration of over 100,000 documents (20GB of data). The client’s IT department has always feared the Notes migration, but in the end, this was the smoothest part of the transition.