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Restore Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003

By alhajjah ·
Hello,

I want to migrate an Exchange2k Server to a sperate hardware where I will have Exchange 2003 Server installed. Will the backup from Exchange 2000 work when I restore it to the other different server running Exchange 2003?. This other server will also have Windows Server 2003 rather than Windows 2000 Server (Which is the OS on the Exchange 2000 Server).

Thanks.

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NO NO NO

by BFilmFan In reply to Restore Exchange 2000 to ...

Move the mailboxes and public folders.

DO NOT attempt to restore Exchange 2000 on top of an Exchange 2003 server.

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You can't do it by restoring.

by sysupgrd In reply to NO NO NO

I believe Exch2003 has an upgraded database format. The best method would be to use the Mailbox wizard from the target server(Exch2k3) to move the mailboxes. You could replicate the public folders.

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