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Moving mail boxes from exchange 2000 to exchange 2003

Posted on 2007-11-16
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Dear Experts,
Is there any stable trouble free tool to move mail boxes from exchange 2000 to 2003. I right now using the Exchange task in system manager which allow me to move 4 mailboxes at a time.
However I have 10,000 mailboxes to move.
Thank you Roy
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You could use Exmerge to move a bulk at a time.
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by:Sembee
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I wouldn't say that exmerge is the right tool for this. Exmerge will not update the domain with the new location.

You know that you can select as many mailboxes as you like with move mailbox and leave it to get on with it? If there are any errors then it will flag it. You can even run multiple sessions, I have run 4 or 5 at a time, so 20 mailboxes are being moved at the same time. Gives the new server a good work out as well.

Thus, you would select say, 100 mailboxes, do the move mailbox wizard and then Windows will move 4 at a time, but one after the other.

Simon.
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by:Network_Data_Support
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yes i agre i have used it to move 4 / 5 groups of 4 at a time with no problem  you can even schedual it to do it when you want
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by:rfinaly
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Thank you for all the responds.
So exmerge is the same tool I am using currentlly under the Exchange system manager?
Thanks Roy
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no you are using the exchange migration wizard

exmerge is a tool for extracting mailboxes to a pst you have to download it and place it in the exchange directory
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by:Sembee
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Exmerge is a raw data tool. It extracts the data from the database to a PST file. I would never even consider using it for a server to server migration as it just isn't designed for that.

Simon.
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by:rfinaly
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Thank you for all your responds.
Sorry for the late reply lot of work on this exchange box.
Roy.
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