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By awolfe ·
I am in the process of installing a new Exchange 5.5 server which will replace the old Exchange 5.5, I am ready to bring the mailboxes over to the new server. My question is what is the best, and safest way to move the mailboxes?

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by ckwhittle In reply to New Exchange 5.5 Server

If you have set up the new server to join the existing site, then you can select the mailboxes under recipients, choose move mailbox from under the Tools menu, then select the new server.

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by awolfe In reply to New Exchange 5.5 Server

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by pherr In reply to New Exchange 5.5 Server

The last answer is correct. The clients will not have to be pointed to the new server they will be directed automaticly.

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by awolfe In reply to New Exchange 5.5 Server

I did a test with my mailbox, I moved me to the new server and figured this would be the way to go. However, in order to receive my e-mail I have to send an e-mail so I wasn't sure if this would happen to all the other mailbixes.

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by Vagab0nd In reply to New Exchange 5.5 Server

As I understand - the new server will be in the same site as old one - in this case use Tools->Move Mailbox. There will be no problems.
If you ever want to move mailboxes between sites - consider using ExMerge utility from BackOffice Resource Kit.

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by joepoling In reply to New Exchange 5.5 Server

good luck! I just migrated an Exchange 5.o box to a new Exchange 5.5 box, needless to say I had enough opinions to last a lifetime, but the reality was horrific. Make sure to back up all of the existing data first of course. Make sure to load the latest service packs before migrating the mailboxes.
Ps. Once I took the original box to 5.5 the migration went faairly simple. The key was to make sure you have the right priveleges!

Good luck.

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