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Common terms

Data migration service terms

G Suite Migration for Microsoft Exchange terms

G Suite Migration for IBM Notes terms

 

Common terms

API

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are a set of functions and tools which developers can use to access and make changes to G Suite data.

See Google Developers

API quota

API quotas protect the Google infrastructure from excessive API requests. Traffic is blocked when the level of requests reaches the daily API quota level or a per-user rate limit.  

See Monitor API quotas.

Calendar resource

A calendar resource is anything that you schedule that isn't an event or attendee. A meeting room or a projector are common types of calendar resources. 

See About calendar resources.

CSV file

A comma-separated values (CSV) file stores plain-text data in a comma-separated format. It's used to map information on your legacy environment to your new G Suite account. Using a CSV file, you can map data for multiple users or calendar resources in a single file. 

Global Address List

The Global Address List (GAL) is a searchable directory in Microsoft® Outlook® of all the users, groups, shared contacts, and resources that are defined for your G Suite domain. Global addresses are shared with everyone in your organization. 

IMAP

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is a protocol that allows an email client to access email on a remote mail server.

Legacy environment

Your legacy environment (sometimes called "legacy account") is where you're migrating from, for example Microsoft Office 365™.

MSI

An MSI is a Microsoft Windows® installer package that's in a .msi format. It can be used to deploy applications from a server.

PST files or folders

Personal Storage Table (PST) is a type of file format that contains data in Microsoft Outlook, such as email, contacts, and calendars.

Top-level folders

A top-level folder is any folder in an email service that's at the same level as the inbox. 

Data migration service terms

Domain migration report

A domain migration report contains the current status of all migrating users. The report is in a CSV file format.

See Monitor a migration

EWS

Exchange Web Services (EWS) provides access to calendars, contacts, and email data stored in a Microsoft Exchange server.

Impersonation rights

Impersonation rights allow you to use the permissions associated with another user's Exchange account, instead of using the permissions associated with your own account. 

Item error report

An item error report provides details about any items that have failed to migrate. The report is in a CSV file format.

See Monitor a migration

Role account

A role account is an account on the mail server that you’re migrating from. You specify the role account when you’re setting up the migration. Its purpose depends on where you’re migrating from:

  • If you're migrating from an Exchange Web Services (EWS) server (Office 365, Exchange 2013, Exchange 2010, or Exchange 2007), the role account must have impersonation rights over all accounts being migrated so that the data migration service has access to the data. 
  • If you're migrating from an IMAP server, the role account is only used to test connectivity to the mail server.

See Before you begin with the data migration service.

TLS

Transport Layer Security  (TLS) is a protocol that provides secure communication on the Internet for as web browsing, email, and other data transfers. To use TLS with the data migration service, your legacy server must have a TLS certificate. 

Note: TLS and its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), are often both referred to as SSL. 

See Set up your TLS certificates.

G Suite Migration for Microsoft Exchange terms

Delta migration

A delta migration is performed after the bulk migration, but before all users become active and begin using G Suite accounts for daily activities. The purpose of a delta migration is to migrate email received in your users’ legacy inbox during the bulk migration period.

Public folders

Public folders are used in Exchange to share information with all or lots of users in your Exchange organization. Users can use public folders to post messages, calendar events, contacts, and so on.

G Suite Migration for IBM Notes terms

Admin database

An admin database is an IBM® Notes® database that’s part of the G Suite Migration for IBM Notes application. A migration administrator uses it to configure a migration for an IBM Domino® domain.

Domino directory

Administrators use a domino directory to manage a Domino system. It contains information about users, servers, and groups, as well as any custom entries you added. 

If you register a  user or server in a domain, the directory automatically creates the corresponding person and server documents in the Domino directory for that domain. These documents contain detailed information about each user and server.

Feeder database

A feeder database is a Notes database that’s responsible for all migration tasks. A scheduled agent runs in each feeder database, extracts data, and migrates it to the G Suite account.

Notes template file (NTF)

A Notes template file (NTF) is a skeleton file that contains design elements, but no documents. Notes Storage Facility (NSF) files are created from NTFs. G Suite Migration for IBM Notes is distributed as a set of NTFs.

Scheduled agents

Scheduled agents are tasks that are executed on the Domino server at specific intervals or times. Scheduled agents run inside a Notes application (or database). G Suite Migration for IBM Notes uses scheduled agents to migrate data from IBM Notes to G Suite.

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