Restore Exchange 2007 database to different domain ?

Hello,
Is it possible to restore an exchange database currently in a domain "abc.com" to a different domain "xyz.com" ?
WannabeNerdAsked:
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shadowlesssCommented:
No...won't work
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WannabeNerdAuthor Commented:
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.
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shadowlesssCommented:
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/
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WannabeNerdAuthor Commented:
Okay, so it is possible you say.? Once you extract the emails from the db, you can restore them to the new db .
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shadowlesssCommented:
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.
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seb_ackerCommented:
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.
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shadowlesssCommented:
Good Point seb_acker:
WannabeNerd: Are these domains a part of the same forest?
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_FredCommented:
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
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WannabeNerdAuthor Commented:
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.
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_FredCommented:
Never tried at 2007, but i think it works... Why not try with one mailbox?...
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shadowlesssCommented:
Exmerge will work with 2007.  You just can not install it on the Exchange 2007 server
http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=88
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seb_ackerCommented:
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
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