RE: upgrading Exchange 2003 to --->cluster

  • From: "Sanz de Leon, Juan Carlos" <jcsanz@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 11:21:49 +0200

Your best move would be to purchase a third server... form a two node cluster ( 
with similar hardware) and then move the mailboxes from your standalone server 
to the NEW cluster.
        -  SAME HARDWARE For both nodes of cluster
        - New Database from scratch.... ( Not a repaired one. )
        - Plus all the benefits of having a cluster and Exchange on a cluster.
    If it´s not possible to purchase a third  server.... then I suggest you 
create another stand-alone server and move 2000 mailboxes to that new server...
Good luck!
Juan Carlos Sanz de León


From: Praveen Ramaswamy [mailto:ramaswamy_praveen@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2005 10:24
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] upgrading Exchange 2003 to --->cluster 



I have exchange 2003 enterprise with SP1 hosting 4000 Mailbox in a production 
network. Now I want to buy one more server and do a two node cluster. I read on 
Microsoft web site that if I have already installed exchange 2003 in 
non-cluster mode then to make it cluster I have to re-install exchange 2003. I 
just thought of asking experts. Can some one please let me know the steps & 
risks involved.



Praveen R


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