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Transfer Users emails to another server

By beckfrench ·
We have a client which we are doing an upgrade for. Part of the upgrade included replacing their server. We have now got them running from their new server and we have run into a problem where we have lost their emails. (I am sure if we connect them back to their old server then they would see them again but we need to get them across to the new server).

In Microsoft exchange on the old server you can see in resources that the users have so many Mb in emails but on the new server when you look at resources in MS Exchange they only have 1K in emails.

Is their a simple file that we can copy across to get back their emails or will we have to connect to the old server and move all their emails to a Personal folder and save it that way so that we can then copy across each users pst file?

Please help

kind regards.

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by WanabeDrSean In reply to Transfer Users emails to ...

You also run into this problem while restoring nailboxes from backup. you have to create a pst file for every mail box and move it. It is done something like this, in the Administrator program, in the Advanced Properties of the Server Object, click the Consistency Adjuster button. Under the Private Information Store section of the Operations group box, click Synchronize with the directory, and create new directory entries for mailboxes that do not have a corresponding directory entry. Under theFilter group box, click All Inconsistencies, and then click OK. You must click OK again to acknowledge the warning dialog box and proceed.Give yourself permission for the mailbox you want to restore from or for any mailbox if you are restoring a public folder.
Log on to the server with a Microsoft Exchange Client.To add the Personal Folders service, click Tools, click Services, click Add, click Personal Folder, and then drag and drop the Public older data to the .pst file. Log on to an online server with a profile that also points to the .pst file used in the previous step. Move the messages from the .pst file onto the online server.
Although this method works with Microsoft Outlook, after you use the method, journal entries are no longer linked to the contact items with which they were created. To retain the links between journal and contact entries, restore the entire information store intact.

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by elmagoal In reply to Transfer Users emails to ...

if you go to technet.com and do a search for
MS exchange Disaster Recovery you should find part 1 and part 2 follow it. That is all you need. The other solution is to move the mailboxes one by one from the old server to the newone but the secondserver has to be name diferently. Check technet.

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by Vagab0nd In reply to Transfer Users emails to ...

There are two good ways to accomplish the task depending on what you want to do.
If the new server will be in the same site as older do the following:

1. Setup new server and make it join the site (old server should be online alll the way).
2. Recreate all connectors and kill them on old server.
3. Use Move mailbox from Tools menu on old server to move mailboxes with all mail in them. You even won't need to reconfigure clients - while the old server is online requsts within site will be redirected automatically.

Move mailboxes can be used only within site.

4. Remove old server (detailed instruction may be found on technet)

If you are planning to create new site - get yourself ExMerge tool from Backoffice Resource Kit. It canautomatically export all or any mailboxes to .pst files and then import them to new server. Much easier and faster than manual way. The only case it may not work good is if you use non english locales (I've encountered problems with exporting russian mails).

Good luck,
Ivan

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