Best practice to migrate single Exchange Server 2003 to clustered 2 node?
Posted on 2006-07-17
What would be the best and most simplified apporach to migrate a single MS-Exchange Server 2003 over to a 2-server cluster? What would the basic, summary steps be? I need to provide complete redundancy and up-time for the Exchange Server environment. The current server runs Server 2000 Std and contains a 6 HDD array and is partitioned for OS, App and Logs and would be 'migrated' to 2 new servers with the same configuration. I have never tried clustering and am somewhat apprehensive - but the concept and practicality of what I have read seems to make good working sense. I am somewhat technical, a fast read and quick learner... any basic step / info that you can provide would be tremendously helpful. Is there actually a simplified white paper describing this particular type of single server to two server cluster that I could reference?
Please ask for any other detail that you think is pertinent for this kind of migration / upgrade.
Thanks in advance!