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the time has come to migrate, i have a few last questions.  migration from server 2003/exchange 2003 to new hardware same versions.
can i install exchange on the new box and let it sit for hours or do i have to act immediatley on the migration?  so like when i go to work in the AM can i install exchange/patches and then start the mailbox/public folders that evening??
what down time on the mail flow am I looking at in the swing migration? 2003 - 2003 new hardware if any?  or is Exchange smart enough to know where to route mail during migration?  
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i have read that article many time, just no real time yet.

so you suggest getting started in the AM and moving the boxes in the PM?
how long do you anticipate fot the public folders/offline ect to migrate?
how about the mailboxes?  i have about 150 boxes 35GB
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how can i verify the the public folders are finished?
i have a good backup last night.  circular logging? read about that, you got intructinos....

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how about the down time for the public folders, can i do this during production hours?
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There is no downtime for public folders, circular logging and verifying that public folders are finished are covered in the guide.

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cool man thanks

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one more, should i install exchange as an aditional installation or a new one? can you give me an idea here.
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Which reminds me I have an updated version to go up to the web site. Let me do that now.

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so if i did the forest/domain prep once on the original install, i should not have to do that on the repolacemant box...you have a link for the updayte
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Prep is a domain/forest setting, it is not server specific.
The updated article is what you were linked to above by Red. My article on amset.info.

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