I would like to copy my production exchange database to the new exchange lab
Posted on 2008-11-17
Hello exchange admins,
I would like to get some help if the universe has help for my issue.
Here is the background, Lab: I finished setting up a test lab& it has 2 DC, 2 dns, 1 dhcp, ad 2003, exchange 2003 front-end and back-end and 2 PC for user based testing. No internet connection ( I used my wireless set-up temporary to update all the servers then set the servers up with static IPs and cut off internet connection).
Issue: I would like to copy my production exchange database to the new exchange lab.
What has been done:
I copied the information store from my production server (back-end) and placed it on an external hard drive.
I then copied the .edb and .stm from the external drive over to the L3 (back-end server in the LAB) on the exsrvr folder, I have not merge the information... I have not done anything else.
What do I do next?
How do I complete this process?
Also, how will AD act???
This is a flat network&&