Migration from sbs 2003 to sbs 2008
Posted on 2010-11-16
A company asked me to do a server migration from their current sbs 2003 to sbs 2008.
This will be during a server upgrade. (hardware)
So to be clear, they want a new sbs 2008 server to replace their existing 3 year old sbs 2003.
Their server is running services for approx 15 users(ho and remote):
So it's quite a busy box
I am happy to do the upgrade, and will dive more into the search for migration templates, but they have asked me to come up with a quote regarding the amount of hours.
As I have never done a migration before, and I am not a trained system admin I know this will definately take me longer then a routine sysadmin.
My question is more, what is a reasonable timeframe?
With other words, what can they expect?
As I understand they want me on a fixed rate hour wise, which I understand from their perspective, but I don't want te be **$%#-over when I say 20 hours end it will end up in triple that amount ending up in tossing in 40 unpaid hours.
What do you recon is fair?
(ps, if you have guidelines on scope of these projects, timeframes and tacktics please let me know)