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Exchange 5.0 and 5.5 compatibility

By Jeffrey Czapla ·
If I have the PRIV.EDB and PUB.EDB from an Exchange 5.0 will it be compatible if i just copy those files to a Exchange 5.5 server. Also does the site information have to be the same when i copy those files over.

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You might get away with it but there's a lot that can go wrong and yes, the Organization and Site name would have to be the same. Even moving database files to a different Service Pack level causes problems and there is much more risk with a major upgrade such as 5.0 to 5.5.

The best-supported procedure is to build the Exchange v5.5 server and join it to the v5.0 site. Then you can use the Mailbox Move utility in Exchange Administrator to move the mailboxes to the new server. I recently migrated three servers this way and it worked flawlessly with zero downtime.

The other option might be to build the new server as a v5.0 server, migrate the files and then do the upgrade (a so-called "forklift upgrade). I've also done this one a few times when I had a downtime window to work with. The advantage of this option is that you can preserve the old server unchanged until you're sure the new one is going to find it's feet and run.

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