RE: migrating accounts from Exch 2000 to REMOTE Exch 2003

  • From: "William Holmes" <wtholmes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 17:04:01 -0500


This sounds like a job for exmerge. Exmerge will export the contents of an
exchange database to pst files. You can then use exmerge to import the data
back onto your new exchange server. You will have to create the user accounts
and exchange mailboxes on the new exchange server by hand or with a script.


-----Original Message-----
From: A. M. Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 4:09 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] migrating accounts from Exch 2000 to REMOTE Exch 2003


I am getting ready to migrate about 400 users who are currently on Exch 2000
to a new Exch 2003 server.  I am somewhat familiar with the procedure for
moving mailboxes when both servers are in the same forest or LAN e.g.
using the "exchange 2003 move mailbox wizard", but I have a slight
complication.  The old Exchange 2000 server is in a different city, it
belongs to a completely different organization, we have no Administrator
access to it and there is no feasibility of having any direct connection with
it.  This old Exchange 2000 server also hosts many other organizations and
the current hosting company will not want to give us direct access to that
Exchange 2000 server.  And the data size is substantial, somewhere between
10GB and 20GB total.  I have read up on the documentation such as:

The admins at the old Exchange 2000 server are willing to export whatever
data we need to a USB drive which they will ship to us.  So what should I
tell them to export to the USB and how?  I would like to get the mailbox
contents, the PST files, the shared calendars, shared public folders, global
address lists, and distribution lists.

And once I have the USB drive, what is the best way to import the data?

TIA for your help!

best regards

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