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Xenserver migration of Exchange 2007

We are migrating virtual iron to xenserver.  One of the servers I need to migrate is our exchange 2007 server.   Using xenconvert takes forever doing migrations, plus on the exchange server we have 5 partitions.  I was wondering the best way someone can suggest to do this. One way I was thinking was to migrate the C drive of exchange only, and once in xen setup the other drives and copy the databases for each drive accross the network manually.  this way when I restart the exchange services it would still see the same drives and databases.  Anyone know if that has anychance of working or any other suggestion to move exchange into xen?  thanks for any and all help.
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Tim Lewis
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
well, I would say tha I am not a fan of P2V for DCs and Exhcange servers, I would say that you can do a virtual machine on the xenserver, install Exchange on it, move the users and then remove the old server
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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
i probably think this is more p2v

i have used a 3rd party software call platspin migrate.

they able to migrate from  whatever platform to whatever virtual platform.



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Tim LewisNetwork ManagerAuthor Commented:
How long does the platespin process take?  Did everything migrate correctly?
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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
the process are vary (disk space and etc) but the good thing of it is zero downtime.
and it is hardware independence.

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Tim LewisNetwork ManagerAuthor Commented:
I have to read up on how it works.  How does it perform zero downtime within Exchange if it is sending and receiving email the whole time?
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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
when the migration kicks in,

1. source sync up to destination using a method
2. Live Transfer makes sure data changes that take place during a migration are moved as well, maintaining workload consistency.




http://www.novell.com/products/migrate/server_workload.html
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