Solved

Moving PST files to 2nd server

Posted on 2011-02-18
6
793 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
In a Win 2003 domain with two Win 2003 servers, the main 2003 server runs exchange 2003 and is overloaded and has too much traffic. The exchange system git the 16 Gig limit a few years ago and I had to update the registry to expany the exchaneg db to 60 gig. It has worked fine since.

The Exchange DB is now at 50 gig and we don't have funds to upgrade exchange, so in the last few mionths I've had users move old email to their own PST files I added on the server.

The main server is filling up and I want to move those PST files to a 2nd server. Do I just move the PST files and reconenct each one into Outlook 2003/2007 seperately or is there a safer method of moving and reconnecting so no pst data is lost?
0
Comment
Question by:Tony Giangreco
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
loki_loki earned 500 total points
ID: 34926218
Moving the PST's will be fine, you won't lose any data.  Make sure you disconnect the pst from outlook first as otherwise the user will get an error about not being able to find the file.  Then copy the pst's across and reconnect them to the outlook client.  Be aware that older pst files from 2003 can start corrupting around 1.8 Gb or so.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:zippybungle2003
ID: 34926293
as above you are doing it the correct way, only other way i can imagine is a backup and restore to a new area.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291636

0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:Amit
ID: 34928849
Go for GFI MailArchive Solution for long run
0
Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:doublestick
ID: 34931074
If users have dedicated computers (one user uses his computer at his own desk) you might consider moving the PST files to be stored locally.  I know it doesn't exactly answer your question, but might solve your space problem overall.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:GillesT
ID: 34940750
You can have a look to PSTStation Corporate (http://www.addonmail.com) that is able to move PST file from one location to another one and update user's profile
0
 
LVL 25

Author Closing Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 35054999
Worked perfect
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
Many people use more than one email account and so it becomes difficult for them to manage them when they use separate accounts,  so, in this article, I have shared an easy way to add Other Mail Accounts in your Google Inbox. It helps to combine all…
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now