How to Move an existing exchange server 2007 to a new platform?

Posted on 2007-07-20
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
i have an exchange Server 2007 in place and its working fine except for the fact that the hardware used is an old 64 bit and it isnt redundant - on top of that disk space is running out by the day.
I would like to buy a new server and put a fresh 2k3server install and exchange 2007 re-install. but the question is can i retain all of the databases/mailboxes that are currently running on the exchange server. ? what are the files that i should be looking for to move to the new hardware if such an act is possible?
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    2007 has a new feature called database portability that you can use...

    easy thing to do is move the mbx's to a new server and just move them back when you are ready.....

    I would buy the new server setup the 2nd box then just do an mbx move but you could take and mount the dbs on the new server.

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    if i added a second SATA drive on the existing exchange 2007 server, can i just move the mbx's that are on the primary HDD?
    Current exchange2007 Server has
    c:\ 72gb SCSII RAID1 (1.3gb free space)
    d:\160gb SATA (new)

    what would be the files that i should modify to reflect the new path? and what are the actual files that i should move manually? can this be done as a temporary solution until the new server arrives?

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