Copy Exchange 2007 Database to new server.

What is the recommenced procedure for synchronizing or copying a Exchange 2007 DB between two SBS 2008 Servers.  One taking over for the other.
norbs101Asked:
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HeshamMousaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
you can copy the database and log files to the new Exchange server and mount it but this only will succeed if the Exchange organization name is the same for both exchange environments.
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Glen KnightCommented:
You should be performing a migration?

Otherwise the AD and Exchange Organisation will be different causing all sorts of problems.

See here for migration guide: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=31CBC5DD-21B1-4A6E-9A9D-740CE7605448&displaylang=en
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
There are many ways ....
What is the purpose ...... as if both are in the same location you can also work through SCR or manually copying the database if they both are in the same Exchange Organization\Forest ..
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norbs101Author Commented:
The new server is a bare-metal backup install of the original.  The new is finally tested and ready to take over, only the exchange db is a little out of sync.


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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
If you have SCR then its going to be ...... how is the Databases moved to the DR server ??
Only one thing is here ...... As the Exchange Organization and AG are the same, just on the properties of the DR Mailbox an Public Databases you will have to check the Box "This database can be overwritten by a restore".
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norbs101Author Commented:
Everything is exactly identical, only difference is the original server is still receiving the email.  I will try the copy of db and log files.  
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Dont need to copy any .logs or any other file ....... your Production Store would have to be made Offline (Dismount) thne just copy the .edb file and mount on the new server .............. We just would need the .edb file
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norbs101Author Commented:
Worked perfectly!

Thanks all.
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