Migrate Your Enterprise Email Archives Quickly and Safely

What’s the problem with Legacy Archives?

Old enterprise archives (like Enterprise Vault) used to be a good solution for organisations who wanted to save mailbox storage space by sending their email to a third-party archive. Software has evolved significantly since then, and now organizations, with restrained on-premises resources, and old legacy archives, must face their data and all its complexities when migrating to Office 365. This is no easy task, and while there are plenty of migration tools available, Archive Shuttle can get you migrating faster.

What is Archive Shuttle?

Archive Shuttle is a proven archive migration tool for bringing your email archive data out of third party archive systems and into Office 365 or another archiving system. The solution uses customizable workflows to automate extraction and ingestion of archive data, eliminating risk with data integrity checks throughout the entire process. Huge volumes of data can be transferred and managed, and users have uninterrupted and seamless access to their data.

How does Archive Shuttle work?

  • Archive Shuttle is built around a coordinated peer-to-peer architecture where a core server is responsible for directing the workflow between agents that do all the heavy lifting. This enables a scalable, flexible approach where the core never becomes a bottleneck, and peer agents can be spun up according to the workload.
  • Archive Shuttle’s customizable workflows not only maintain full Chain of Custody by automating the extraction and ingestion of data, but they also take care of other project steps like provisioning and disabling the archive system’s Outlook add-in. Huge volumes of data can be transferred and managed, and users have uninterrupted and seamless access to their data.
  • Archive Shuttle migrates mail and journal archives (preserving envelope data) from legacy on-premises and cloud archiving systems (like Enterprise Vault and Source One) to other on-premises and cloud archives, like Exchange 2010,2013,2016, Office 365 or Proofpoint.

Why should you choose Archive Shuttle?

  • The only on-premises requirements you will need are an allocated staging area, and the deployment of appropriate modules.
  • Archive Shuttle’s Sync’n’Switch technology uncouples data synchronization from user migration, preventing disruption while email is migrated from the legacy archive to the new platform.
  • Archive Shuttle’s Advanced Ingestion Protocol (AIP) is proven to dramatically cut ingestion time, and maintains Chain of Custody reporting.
  • If you’re migrating to Office 365, you can use Mailbox Shuttle and Archive Shuttle to migrate live mailboxes and email archives together. The single schedule preserves dependencies between live email and archives with no user interruption.
  • Our cloud-based deployment, Archive Shuttle cloud can get you migrating faster. Its dedicated control module manages the migration from Quadrotech’s own datacenter, drastically reducing resource requirements and enabling archive migration to start almost immediately.

Key Benefits:

Advanced Ingestion Protocol (AIP)
Revolutionary protocol provides significantly improved speeds when migrating to Exchange or Office 365 when compared to traditional EWS or MAPI transfers.

Lowest TTFI (Time to First Item)
TTFI is the speed in which a customer can get from project start, to the first item migrated. On average, Archive Shuttle completes TTFI in less than two hours.

Cloud deployment
Hosting Archive Shuttle Core and SQL Server in Quadrotech’s datacenter (Archive Shuttle cloud) allows for rapid deployment with limited hardware and software resources needed from the customer.

Secure migration
During the migration process, email content never leaves the premises. Archive Shuttle only collects metadata about messages to track progress and report on issues throughout the migration project.

Independent Gold Medal
Gold Certification by independent market analyst, MigrationForensics, proves the speed, safety and compliance of approach.

Key features:

Sync’n’Switch Technology
Synchronize content in the background, then switch users and migrate within minutes.

Journal Migration
There are two options available, each are fully compliant, and ensure 100% preservation of email content:
• Journal Explosion, which takes every single e-mail exported from a Journal archive and places it into every sender/recipient on the e-mail in a hidden portion of the user’s mailbox.
• Journal Splitting, which involves splitting the journal archive over multi-mailboxes in Office 365*
*Available with Microsoft’s permission.

Expanded source connector framework
Includes EMC SourceOne, HP Autonomy/Enterprise Vault/ Zantaz/Dell Archive Manager/EAS. More to follow, including Barracuda Message Archiver and CommVault Simpana.

Multiple  Targets
For maximum flexibility Archive Shuttle supports a multitude of targets. These include:

  • Symantec Enterprise Vault
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Mimecast
  • Proofpoint
  • Global Relay

Automated leaver handling
Automating this process saves manual attention. Leaver’s archives are detected easily in Archive Shuttle’s user interface, enabling organizations to define different migration workflows.

Slipstreamed reporting
Simplifies the management of a migration, and keeps admins informed at every stage.

Record-breaking performance
Quadrotech’s Advanced Ingestion Protocol (AIP) has been enhanced to provide even faster migrations, and greater safety levels to further strengthen confidence in defensibility and project speed.

Selective migration
Migrate what you need with Archive Shuttle’s powerful filtering engine. An automated two-step process enables migration via network or transportable media. Define trigger events to manage typical dependencies. Migrate to offline media preventing additional WAN traffic [or utilization], migrate the ‘difference’ online, or use pure online or offline migration.

Retention categories
Map retention categories between sites; for example, merge retention categories.

Full Chain of Custody, logging and audit
Full logging and reporting is provided during the export and import process.

Web-based admin interface
No client needs to be installed. Web interface provides logging, auditing, and Chain of Custody preservation at every stage.

Support for media shipping
Migrate EV data across stores, sites, directories and even different Active Directory (AD) forests.


What is the ‘leavers’ feature?

The Leavers feature automates the creation of terminated user archives so that these archives can be migrated, and searched for in Office 365!

How is the ownership for archives determined?

Using metadata from various sources, including active directory. We are able to find the proper owner and automatically assign the legacy archive to their mailbox.

How long does this take?

Using our Advanced Ingestion Protocol, we can migrate this data much faster than a standard Exchange Web Services Connection. We open multiple streams allowing us to move with increased speed. Contact us for more information on how we can get your migration done faster in your environment.

Can different options be assigned to different users – like my users on legal hold.

Yes! Using custom workflows, many options can be assigned to a profile. This enables a customized workflow to be created within the same solution, without additional hardware or licensing.

How do I track a project?

Archive Shuttle has seemingly endless reporting options. This allows you to have a total view of your migration progress and any issues that may arise during the migration.

I want to move users mailboxes at the same time, does Archive Shuttle do this?

Archive Shuttle tightly pairs with Mailbox Shuttle! This allows you to create a custom work flow, including custom PowerShell scripts. The schedule is controlled in Mailbox Shuttle allowing the migration to be managed in one user interface!