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By Jabulani ·
I want to build a second Exchange 5.5 server to run various tests on my current Exchange organisation/site.

What are the consequences of restoring my databases onto;

1. A new server in the same site.

2. A new server in new site

Which is my best option

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by tonyd In reply to Exchange Test Server

YOU ARE BATTER OF WITH 2ND OPTION A NEW SERVER IN NEW SITE.
If you are going to be testing then you do not want to test on live environment until you work out the bugs

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by Jabulani In reply to Exchange Test Server

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by Jabulani In reply to Exchange Test Server

OK, I understand about the test environment but will the DS and IS databases still work with different Organisation,,, Site and Server names or will my test environment have to totally mirror the production environment?

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by McKayTech In reply to Exchange Test Server

No, the DS and IS databases are both specific to the Organization and Site.
In fact, I had quite a challenge last week when a server crashed and nobody knew for sure what the old Org and Site names were. It's a recoverable situation but definitely a pain in the ....


Your best bet is to make your test environment exactly mirror your production environment in regards to server name, Organization and Site. It is also preferable to have the same connectors installed.


paul

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by Jabulani In reply to Exchange Test Server

Great help and I got the SP2 but thanks anyway

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by Jabulani In reply to Exchange Test Server

One more thing, where can I get a copy of Service Pack 2 for Exchange 5.5 as my production server is running SP2 (not my fault - that's one of the many things I am looking to correct after testing)

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