?s about Migrating Exchange to New Server (2003 ENT/200 GB IStore, 1 SG)

Posted on 2007-10-10
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
We are running MS Exchange 2003 Enterprise SP2 on a W2003 SP1 Ent box. Hardware is fine, but the hierarchy of how it was setup seems halphazard to me.

Internal Storage:
Disk 1 = 70 GB (C:\ which only has 800 MB free now, E:\ (Logs, 50 GB free...)
DIsk 2: 200 GB (F:\ which contains a pub1.edb/pub1.stm that are 3.4 GB/1.4GB)

External Storage:
MSA HP Array = 1 TB (L:\ which contains the SMTP logs and the priv1.edb\priv1.stm that are 201 GB/35 GB)

But my main question right now is - I am planning on migrating Exchange to a fresh built server, but in doing so wanted to gather the best practices to adopt so as to not run into any problems.

There are two major things I wanted to do. Migrate the Exchange services/database to a newly built server, and go from having 1 storage group with all 35 users now, into multiple storage groups.

Question by:RTM2007
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    You have 35 users and 200gb of data?  Are you going for the record for nicest IT guy in the world? :)

    Anyway, assuming you have a good reason for that, which I am sure you do, a migration is pretty straight forward.

    Follow this guide,

    Breaking up the users into multiple storage groups is a good idea - generally, with enterprise, you want to create as many groups as you can and distribute evenly.

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    Author Comment

    In my own defense, I was just brought on board 2 weeks ago, so all these changes I'm "implementing and proposing" they have never heard of.

    Presumably why the prior IT director is no longer here.
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    Expert Comment

    No need to defend yourself, I wasn't attacking you.

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