[ExchangeList] Re: Migrating to Exchange 2003 Clustering

  • From: "Periyasamy, Raj" <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:25:20 -0400

Remember, you cannot convert your existing non-clustered Exchange severs
to cluster without a complete reinstallation of exchange on that node. I
would suggest, getting your cluster up with the second node that I
assume is available to you. Bring up the cluster as a single node
cluster, and create the Exchange resources. Then move the mailboxes and
Public folders to the new cluster resource. Then, uninstall the
non-cluster Exchange node and add as a second node. Are you planning on
active/active or active/passive?


Raj Periyasamy 
MCSE(Messaging), CCNA 


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Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 9:58 AM
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Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Migrating to Exchange 2003 Clustering

Yes this is possible. Is your Ex 2003 server already attached to a
shared SAN? If not you will need to go through all the process of
installing your HBA cards\drivers, MPIO software, create your
volumes\raid using your vendors Array utility, configure your basic
cluster config, then add your resources ie. Shared disks, Exchange
resources then you would move your mailbox from local volume to your
shared volume. Something to this affect. 



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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mohammed
Ibraheem Ossaimee
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 8:32 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Migrating to Exchange 2003 Clustering


Dear Sir, 

I have a customer want to migrate email server from Exchange 2000 to
Exchange 2003 on clustering Windows 2003, but IT guys there installed
Exchange 2003 on one of new Windows 2003 Server and moves all mailboxes
and public folders from old server to the new one before implementing
clustering. So is there any way to implement clustering without
uninstall Exchange 2003 server on the new server or moving back all
mailboxes and public folders (more than 75 GB). Could you please help me


Best Regards,



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