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By teo ·
We have an exchange server supporting about fifty users. The hard disk on the server is not enough. We have installed nt server on another bigger machine. Is it possible to provide step by step instructions to migrate the exchange data (including mailboxes, exchange setting, etc) to the new machine ?

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Hi!

I would do it like this, if your users can be without mail for an hour or two, or maybe you can do it during afterhours.

Stop all exchange services and then do a full backup of all exchange files and then do a recover on the new server andeverything should be up and running as you want at once.

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by Exchange Admin In reply to Migrating Mailboxes from ...

The best way to do this with minimum user interuption if any is.
1) Bring up the new server with a different name.
2) Install Exchange and Join an existing site.
3) Then you can either go into each mailbox and select the new server as their home server or create a .csv file and do all of them at once.
4) Then you will need to rehome any public folders to the new server if you are using them.
5) Then turn off the old server. keep it available for about a week just incase you missed someone.

Doing it this way will create all the connections and everything that was on the old server. We just did this about a month ago for about 2000 users on our server. Some users may need to close outlook/exchange and reopen it if theylose their connection to their email. The other suggestion is also fine but you need to make sure the server names are the same because the Microsoft Exchange Directory is server name Dependent, and there is more user down time.

Email me and I can send you the Micros

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by kbice In reply to Migrating Mailboxes from ...

I've used this method twice and had no problems...it is from Ed Crowley at: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq_appxa.htm

This method should create much less potential for grief because you have practically zero downtime. You can perform all of the steps below at your own pace and in just about any order, and most, if not all, of them during working hours. Furthermore, you can usually very easily back out of any of the steps if things don't go as expected. While not the easiest method technically, it is certainly the least risky.

1. Bring up a new server as a new server in the same site with a different name of course.

2. Move the mailboxes using the Exchange Administrator. Move all at once, one at a time, or at some rate in between. In many cases, you can move the mailboxes during working hours because each user is affected only during the time his own mailbox is the one being moved.

3. Create replicas of the public folders on the new server. When the contents of the folders have replicate

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