Best method to go from 2000 to 2003 on a new server?
Posted on 2006-07-05
I have a server running 2000 Server and Exchange 2000. The databases for Exchange are on an external RAID(this is all Dell hardware).
I have a new server and licenses for 2003 Server and Exchange 2003, though there's no OS in place yet. I do not have a new external RAID, I'll need to move the old one over.
I do have Symantec BackupExec 10.
I would prefer to keep the same server name for the new server, because the clients are all configured to look to that server.
What is the best method for me to move to the new server? If it's as easy as making a clean shutdown on the old server, moving the external array to the new server and attaching itt here, I'll be thrilled. If it's not, however, what would be the best way?