Solved

Moving and upgrading to new exchange server

Posted on 2006-07-19
3
233 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
I just purchased a new exchange server.  The old exchange server is on 2000 server running 2000 exchange.  The new server has server 2003 and I would like to put exchange 2003.

The old exchange server is in live environment that must stay up with minimal downtimen (in other words, three minutes would be ok to do the switch over).

Suggestions on best practices please. I am doing this right now.
0
Comment
Question by:mputnam31
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 500 total points
ID: 17142340
Swing it.

http://www.amset.info/exchange/migration.asp

Will take a little while to complete, but can be done with zero downtime.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mputnam31
ID: 17142781
Ok, good article BUT (and there is always one).  I have two servers Server 1 and Server 2.  Server one has Server 2000/Exchange 2000.  Server 2 has Server 2003/ and is going to have exchange 2003.  I think I am naming server 2 something other than what I have server 1 named, and do I have to put a static ip on Server 2.

In other words do I give the new server a different name and ip from server 1. I think the answer is yes.  And should I give Server 2 a static IP?
0
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
ID: 17144235
The new server has to have a new name and a new IP address.
If you want to retain the same name and IP address, then you would either need to allow for significant downtime (around 8 to 10 hours, maybe more) or use a third box to do a full swing (swing to temp box, remove original, swing back to new box).

Simon.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
MS Outlook is a world-class email client application that is mainly used for e-communication globally.  In this article, we will discuss the basic idea about MS Outlook, its advanced features, and types of MS Outlook File formats.
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question