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How to move Exchange Server 5.5

By bustosm ·
What is the best way to move Exchange Server 5.5 to a new Server on the same Domain?

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by calves In reply to How to move Exchange Serv ...

I would apply the backup system.
Backup the mailboxes and re-apply them on the new machine.

Good luck!

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by agibbs In reply to How to move Exchange Serv ...

Check out the Microsoft KB article Q155269 -- Microsoft Exchange Administrator's FAQ. There's a section on how to rename a exchange server -- the process of moving Exchange server to a different box is identical. Instead of uninstalling Exchange, renaming the server, then reinstalling, you'll uninstall then reinstall on a different server. Don't panic if the private information store won't start up after copying the priv.edb to the new server -- follow the instructions on the article and useISSCAN with the -fix option once you've copied the database to the new server.

Good luck,
Aaron

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by McKayTech In reply to How to move Exchange Serv ...

My preference is for the "forklift" method where you install, but do not start, Exchange v5.5 on the new box. Then you transfer the data files (priv.edb, pub.edb, etc.) to the new server, start up Exchange and.... it's almost like magic. Complete instructions can be found on TechNet under article number Q199954.

The other method is to use the Move Mailboxes command from Exchange Administrator; this is the method Microsoft would prefer to have you use because it occurs relatively transparently, (as opposed to the forklift method where you have to plan on a couple hours of downtime).

But the nice thing about the forklift, as opposed to the name change procedure suggested in another answer, is that the old server remains fully functional and if the new server doesn't find its legs and run, you can just plug the network cable back into the old one and be back in service while you figure out where the new server failed.

paul

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by bustosm In reply to How to move Exchange Serv ...

Thanks, I'll try it out.

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