Anyone know if there is software for moving an exchange server from one machine to another? Would acronis back work?

Posted on 2008-11-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I need to replace my exchange 2003 server does anyone know the best way to accomplish this? Least impact and quickest. I would like to switch to 64bit on the operating system if possible but not required.
Question by:BillPrice77
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    Normally I install the new machine, migrate the mailboxes to the new machine, change the routing / mx to the new machine, then remove the old exchange installation (uninstall) which removes it from the exchange organization.

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    Here is a perfect article used by many experts and written by the highest rated member here for exchange

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    I have seen that document before and it is VERY helpful and it will be what I use but I was hoping that software had finally been developed to make this painless.
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    i would not recommend any time of tool to backup an image, and then restore.  these options tend to have large issue.  Especially if you are looking to upgrade to OS.

    My suggestion.
    1.  install the new server with the proper version you are looking to run.
    2.  migrate all the users, folders etc to the new server.
    3.  retire the old server.

    use this as a reference in moving everything.

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    Thank you both for your time between the documents you have recommended I should have all the info I need.

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