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Exchange 2003 Replacing current hardware

Posted on 2007-03-21
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I am looking to replace my Exchange 2003 Server with new Hardware.  I am curious as to which method works best.  Building the new hardware with the same server name etc, or doing a "swing migration"  
I am looking for opinions or experiences, I have a found a couple articles pertaining to each option.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997176.aspx
http://www.amset.info/exchange/migration.asp
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Personally, I prefer the swing method. It can be done without downtime (with the exception of OWA unless you're using a front-end server), and from my experience eliminates mistakes. While the method of replacing via backup/restore may be a bit quicker and cleaner...I prefer the option of going at it with less stress and time constraints. With the swing method you can take your time and make sure every step is done correctly; versus being rushed because your mail server is down.
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the swing method is the favorite one on this site as you have no downtime at all and it is relatively straight forward once planned out carefully and you take your time and do it in the right order
there is nothing wrong with using a new server name as your outlook clients will automa tically redirect to the new exchange server without having to alter their outlook profile-it is definetey the way i would go
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by:redseatechnologies
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add another vote for the swing migration here.

That amset guide is gold, has minimal downtime (As most of the work is done live) and does not require you to visit the client workstations

-red
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The Amset guide is mine. I wrote it and it is frequently referenced.

Make sure that you follow all of it, including the bit about taking your time. It does work, it is how I do all of my migrations and I have a 100% success rate.

Simon.
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Thank you all for the help.  I gave Sembee some extra points for being the one who wrote the guide.
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