RE: Moving Exchange 2000 from one PC to anothe r

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 09:58:32 -0800

Ghosting possible and can be tried. However, I know for a fact Dell Perc4 is
not supported, at least with 2003 version of Ghost.

Ghost to new hardware works about 75% of the time, and is easy enough to
try. Ghost to the new box and bring it up. If it works, great. If it
doesn't, turn the old box back on.

John Tolmachoff
Engineer/Consultant/Owner
eServices For You


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Davis [mailto:JDavis@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 9:41 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Moving Exchange 2000 from one PC to anothe r
> 
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> 
> Hi John,
> 
> Since I'm familiar with NT 4.0, my thought process is a bit "biased" along
> those lines.
> 
> Yes, I agree.... the biggest challenge is that Exchange is on the Domain
> Controller.  Ouch!
> Any ideas???  I'm a little out of my element with Windows 2000 and Active
> Directory.
> 
> As far as the hardware is concerned, I don't have all the specs yet.  In
> terms of Ghosting, I don't think that is such a great idea due to hardware
> changes.
> Do you have any other recommendations?
> 
> Much appreciated.
> 
> --Jason
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 9:31 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Moving Exchange 2000 from one PC to another
> 
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Your list has elements of NT 4.0 domain and is incorrect.
> 
> Your biggest challenge is that Exchange is on the DC.
> 
> As for ghosting, some questions first:
> 
> What flavor of drives in both boxes and is RAID involved, either software
or
> hardware?
> 
> John Tolmachoff
> Engineer/Consultant/Owner
> eServices For You
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jason Davis [mailto:JDavis@xxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 8:41 AM
> > To: [ExchangeList]
> > Subject: [exchangelist] Moving Exchange 2000 from one PC to another
> >
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >
> > Hello all,
> >
> > Here's the scenario:
> >
> > *   An old Domain Controller (Windows 2000 Advanced Server) is running
> > Exchange 2000
> > *   We need to move all the software configuration onto a new machine
> > with better hardware
> > *   The new machine will have the same domain name, IP address, etc,
> > etc.
> >
> > Although I have not used Windows 2000, Active Directory, or Exchange
2000
> (I
> > administer a NT network running Exchange 5.5), I have asked some friends
> for
> > advice.  Here are there suggestions:
> >
> > *   Use a temporary PC (233MHz or something similar) and install Windows
> > 2000 Advanced Server
> > *   Join the existing domain with the temporary PC and synchronize
> > domain accounts, etc with the Domain Controller we wish to decommission
> > *   Once all accounts have been synchronized, take temporary PC off the
> > network
> > *   Put the temporary PC on a segregated network and promote it to a
> > Domain Controller with the same Domain Name as the original DC (Am I to
> use
> > dcpromo.exe here?)
> > *   Install Exchange Server 2000
> > *   Copy the dir.edb, priv.edb, pub.edb from original Exchange 2000
> > Server onto temporary PC
> > *   Ghost the image from temporary PC onto new machine with new hardware
> >
> > Is the information above a good strategy, or does anyone have a better
> > suggestion?
> >
> > Thanks so much for any assistance on this!
> >
> > --Jason
> >
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