We'll be doing a COBRAS import soon from Unity 4.0.5 (with Exchange backend) to Connection 7.1.5. We have tied the new call managers (also version 7.1.5) and Connection servers via AXL, so all users can be imprted from CUCM into CUC. The end-users in CUCM are local (no ldap integration). All userID's in the call manager are based on the user extensions, while their mailbox aliases in Unity 4.0.5 are based on AD account names (FirstName+LastName). We have done an alias remap using the COBRAS Data viewer so that all the records that will be imported into Connection via COBRAS will have the same aliases as their corresponding user's UserID on the call manager.
So here is the question: Should we first import all the users into Connection from the Call Manager using the AXL connection and then do the COBRAS import (which would update all the mailbox properties and copy the messages over)? Or should we just do a COBRAS import and not do the AXL import at all? If we do the latter, when we're all set and done, will the users on Connection be in sync with the users on the call manager? This is the key for this whole process. When we're done, we don't want to see any users sitting in the "Import Users" area of the Connection server waiting to be imported.
Hope to hear from you gurus soon.