Migration from Exchange Server 2000 to Exchange Server 2003 on new hardware
Posted on 2006-06-25
This is the story, we currently have a Windows 2000 domain with Exchange Server 2000 the databases total about 120Gb. We have built a new Windows 2003 Server domain with Exchange Server 2003. The question is what is the best way of migrating the data, as I know from past experience that migrating a single mailbox that contains about 4Gb through a Gigabit ethernat connection takes about 5 hours, so this will make my migration impossible to complete across a weekend. I was thinking there may be a possibility just to upgrade the old 2000 exchange to 2003, then take a copy of the databases and put them in the correct location on the new server, where I will have created the user accounts with mailboxes already, how will exchange react to bringing up databases on a new server with different computer name and domain, or any other suggestions.