Exchange upgrade from standard to enterprise

We are running Exchange 2003 Standard Edition. Management was considering upgrading to 2007 but has changed it's mind and decided instead to go with upgrading the current Exchange to 2003 Enterprise. I have a better Server to run it on, but I was wondering if after uograding my current Exchange Server if I can just do a full backup and do a restore to a different Server and be done with it?
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hodgeyohnConnect With a Mentor Commented:
i would not recommend it.
i would install new on the better hardware, and then retire the older server.

use this for a checklist
Rajith EnchiparambilConnect With a Mentor Office 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
Put a new Exchange 2003 Ent server in place
Move the mailboxes over
Retire the standard Exchange.

Why exactly do you want to move to Enterprise?
InSearchOfAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info hodgeyon and Rajith. We want to upgrade because we are approaching the 75GB limit (SP2) for Exchange Standard and also would like the capability of having multiple Databases with different quotas as different groups have different needs.
InSearchOfAuthor Commented:
I do have a question about storage. I have an IBM X3650 Server with 6 X  300GB 15K  drives. I am trying to figure out how many volumes or partitions I should make. Not being an Exchange heavy I have been Goolging the question. But you get so much information you go blank and some of it gets pretty technical. From what I gather one big raid 10 volume is not very practical. I want to have at least 2 Private information stores and one Public information store. Any suggestions on how to break up my drives?
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