Moving mailboxes from one server to another within the same domain
Posted on 2006-07-21
I am planning to move user mailboxes from one server to another in the same domain using the AD move mailbox feature. I am running Exchange 2003 on Windows server 2003 std on both servers and plan to decommision the first server if all goes well.
What is the best disaster recorvery approach to this scenario giving the fact that things may not just work as expected after the move and users run the risk of losing new e-mails after the move is effected.
I already have an up-to-date backup of the information store on the current server, but i am thinking of a seamless fall back solution with the minimum outage possible if indeed a problem occurs.
Secondly is the AD move mailbox feature the best approach to this problem?
Thanks for a quick response.