P2v exchange 2003 using scvmm

I need to do a P2V conversion of an exchange 2003 server using VMM. Running server 2003 sp2. should this be done offline, or can it be done online?
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tigermattCommented:

Offline. Trying to P2V an Exchange Server while it is running will cause issues as your databases will get out of sync, you have potential for corruption and database inconsistencies and so on.

-Matt
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smcvaughAuthor Commented:
What about if I turn off the exchange services and block mail via the firewall? would that eliminate the poss of corruption, or is it just better to do the entire thing offline?

We are trying do do the conversion remotely (I know bad Idea) and would like to try and not have to boot the server into PE.
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tigermattCommented:

If you stop the Exchange Services and stop all communication to the server, there will be no traffic going to/from the Exchange databases. In that case, since the server will not actually be doing much in way of changing important data files, the P2V will be much less risky and has more chance of success.

-Matt
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smcvaughAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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