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Migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008

I have a SBS 2003 running good, no issues, however I also have a 2008 SBS on the wings, with the OS installed. I would like to know how to migrate everything from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. No an expert migrating servers, never done it before. I looking for a detailed procedure how to do this.
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Hi Brent, OK I did the backup last night, how do I tested. I did not have errors.
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Hi CSIPComputing, I already have Windows 2008 on the machine, it came with it from the online company I bought it from, Im just afraid that if I wipe everything again I will have problem with raid etc which Im not an expert on it. I 2 identical hard drives on that server.

Hi Rob, one of the methods that you are suggesting is tthe same as the one recommended by Brent ?
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Hi JCB...

Unfortunately, to do a migration, retaining user accounts etc, you cannot start with sbs2008 already installed, you must use an answer file and join the new sbs machine to your existing sbs 2003 to start the migration process.

Sbs2008 is quite good at identifying hardware and has lots of drivers in it, and just wiping the o/s won't change the raid configuration.

Ensure that your backup is good, have a second backup if possible, and follow the step-by-step guides.

I've done a couple of these and had very few problems, and have never had to revert to my backups, but would never start a migration without a backup.

If you can get your machine virtualised first, then you can test the migration at leisure!

Good luck
>>"Hi Rob, one of the methods that you are suggesting is the same as the one recommended by Brent ?"
Yes, that is the Microsoft method.
As mentioned swingmigration allows you to back track if you run into problems or if you run over the 21 day limit using Microsoft's method. Microsoft method works fine, but there are several points of no return and support if needed is much more expensive.
Hi CSIP computing, let me get this clear.
I need a good backup, i need to join the new sbs 2008 to the exiating 2003, use an answer file method, ok that sounds great buy when the migraton starts and its all done, what happens with the old server, can i still use it ? Migration is like a "move" instead of "copy"

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