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Move Exchange to another server

By mark ·
I have a Exchange 2000 configuration with Raid 5 and we need to move it over to a new more powerful server. I have heard this operation is not an easy one but wondered if anyone had done this and could share any words of wisdom.

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Yikes

by zulhadm In reply to Move Exchange to another ...

We did this for Exchange 5.5 and I'm sure it's an entirely different procedure but there is one thing you should definitely do. Place a call into Microsoft to cover yourself. Have them hold your hands the entire time. If something doesn't work they can't say you did something that was against reccomendation. We did this and earned peace of mind and covered ourselves. One support call is only around $100; a small price to pay to ensure a disaster avoidance.

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Move the mailboxes

by Malcolm R In reply to Move Exchange to another ...

It isn't too hard:
Install Exchange on the new server.
Move the mailboxes, public folders, and DLs from the old to the new.
Remove Exchange from the old server (after everyone has opened their mailbox at least once so Outlook will resolve the new server name).

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