[ExchangeList] Re: Exchange 2003 to 2007 Via backup Exec

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 19:42:19 -0400

I would absolutely not do it this way.

 

I would do a move-mailbox from old-server to new-server and then properly 
remove the old server.

 

CAN you do it the other way? Sure. But you’ll have to touch every single user 
desktop to update the MAPI profile.

 

Regards,

 

Michael B. Smith

MCITP:SA,EMA/MCSE/Exchange MVP

http://TheEssentialExchange.com

 

From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Parker
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 7:39 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Exchange 2003 to 2007 Via backup Exec

 

Hey all...

We currently have a 2003 server standard running exchange 2003 Enterprise.
It is on it’s last leg and we are replacing it.

We are getting our new server in tomorrow.
I will be installing Server 2008 64bit and Exchange 2007 Std.

Once all of this is installed I intend to restore the individual exchange 2003 
mailboxes to the 2007 machine from backup exec 11d.
Also, to make things go faster, I am also running the backup to disk using a 
backup to disk folder I created.

my consultant sources say that this will work.
 
So... My intention is to shut down the smtp service and then perform a backup. 
Once Backup is complete, then I assume that I install a Backup exec agent on 
the 2007 box and then restore the individual mail boxes.

I am also assuming that I will need to go to the new server afterwards and 
reconnect the mail boxes?
Or can I use the “Recreate user accounts and mailboxes” feature within Backup 
Exec?
 
Am I correct in this ideology?
 
 
Thank you for your help in this.

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