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Roll back from a failed Exchange 2000 upgrade to Exchange 2003

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My task: Upgrade and Exchange 2000 Server to Exchange 2003 Server.  How can I roll it back if the upgrade fails?  The upgrade is scheduled for tonight.  The server is the public folders home server.  
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Do you have another server that you can install Exchange on to? Inplace upgrades are troublesome, I refuse to do them - instead will use another server or borrow one that I can swing everything out to.

The only way that you can really roll back is with very good backups. If you have total downtime then perhaps something like Ghost might be a better choice - you can take a total image and put it back in the event of a problem.

Run the Forest and Prep tools in advance. It will not upset anything and will propagate to the domain controllers in time.

Simon.
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