Solved

Restore Exchange 2007 database to different domain ?

Posted on 2009-07-01
12
1,568 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Hello,
Is it possible to restore an exchange database currently in a domain "abc.com" to a different domain "xyz.com" ?
0
Comment
Question by:WannabeNerd
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
12 Comments
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:shadowlesss
shadowlesss earned 150 total points
ID: 24753383
No...won't work
0
 

Author Comment

by:WannabeNerd
ID: 24753424
What will be the simplest method to restore the emails which are in the old database to the new one.?
I have GFI Mail Archiver. If i set up the new exchange in the new domain , will it be possible to restore the emails from the archiver to the new database.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:shadowlesss
ID: 24753472
I have not used that solution so I can not comment on that..maybe someone else can.

I use OnTrack Power Tools. This tool will let you extract your emails from your dismounted database.
http://www.ontrackpowercontrols.com/solutions/exchange-email-recovery/
0
Comparison of Amazon Drive, Google Drive, OneDrive

What is Best for Backup: Amazon Drive, Google Drive or MS OneDrive? In this free whitepaper we look at their performance, pricing, and platform availability to help you decide which cloud drive is right for your situation. Download and read the results of our testing for free!

 

Author Comment

by:WannabeNerd
ID: 24753511
Okay, so it is possible you say.? Once you extract the emails from the db, you can restore them to the new db .
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:shadowlesss
shadowlesss earned 150 total points
ID: 24753609
Okay, so it is possible you say.? Once you extract the emails from the db, you can restore them to the new db .

Recover the mailboxes to a .pst file and then within Outlook connect the .pst file to the users profile.  The user can then move emails from the .pst file to the new mailbox.  Not knowing much about your setup, you will probably have issues with users that try to reply to recovered emails from the old domain.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:seb_acker
ID: 24753792
exchange 2007 database portability works for servers in the same organization...
if both of your domains are in the same forest, both exchange servers will be in the same organization...


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123954.aspx

But i think you will have to disable / reattach every mailbox to the new user accounts.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:shadowlesss
ID: 24753968
Good Point seb_acker:
WannabeNerd: Are these domains a part of the same forest?
0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:_Fred
_Fred earned 50 total points
ID: 24754227
I've used exmerge with very good results. And the best is that you dont need any user action, everything is done on the servers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=429163ec-dcdf-47dc-96da-1c12d67327d5&displaylang=en
0
 

Author Comment

by:WannabeNerd
ID: 24754270
No they are in completely different forests.

Fred- Xmerge does it support exchange 2007 and does it import contacts and calender of the mailbox as well.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:_Fred
ID: 24754435
Never tried at 2007, but i think it works... Why not try with one mailbox?...
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:shadowlesss
ID: 24754511
Exmerge will work with 2007.  You just can not install it on the Exchange 2007 server
http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=88
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
seb_acker earned 300 total points
ID: 24756873
So you could use move-mailbox command.... you can move mailboxes between forests under certain circumstances

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997145.aspx
0

Featured Post

Free eBook: Backup on AWS

Everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery with AWS, for FREE!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Lotus Notes – formerly IBM Notes – is an email client application, while IBM Domino (earlier Lotus Domino) is an email server. The client possesses a set of features that are even more advanced as compared to that of Outlook. Likewise, IBM Domino is…
Check out this step-by-step guide for using the newly updated Experts Exchange mobile app—released on May 30.
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question