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Best way to Import Mail boxes from Exchange 2003 to Exchage 2007 when the sites are far apart

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Hi guys need some advice, i am setting up a New exchange server for a Company and the New  Server is sitting on a New Site a 2 hour plane Flight away, what is the best way to transfer the email from Exchange 2003 server to the new exchange 2007 server.
it has a VPN link beetween the sites approximateley 1Mb  connection Speed so not great.. the Mail store is Approximateley 4gb..
The challenge is how do I get the Mailboxes onto the New Server with the Least Delays.. Do I use Exmerge and copy Mailboxes  to HDD and Courier Up , which will take atleast Overnight on a weekday.  What do I do with the users email while I am waiting for the Mailboxes to be transferred??
Would it be possible to Move the Mailboxes via Exchange to the New Store, via a VPN is maybe a little Dangerous,  what happens if the connection Dropped would ity allow you to restart the move.??
Is their a company who i could get the Email redirected to, until all  the changes are made and  then update the Exchange 2007 box when Email comes back online...?

Britt Thompson
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