Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

E2K3 Mailbox Movement on E2K10

Posted on 2011-09-21
5
398 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi,
My current mailing infra is running on Exchange 2003 enterprise edition with SP2. now we are planning to upgrade it and already upgrade OWA to CAS 2007 but i m planning to install mailbox server on exchange 2010 as DAG is far better than CCR so my question is

Can i move my existing exchange 2003 maiboxes directly on exchange 2010 ?
0
Comment
Question by:pdixit1977
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:AmonPereira
ID: 36576836
Yes you can move them.

But it might be a better idea build a CAS 2010 instead of CAS 2007, because you are going to migrate to Exchange 2010.

Pay attention on server installation order, CAS, HUB, MBX and others.

About DAG, it must be installed into Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition and Exchange 2010 EE too, cause failover clustering is needed.

Let me know if it helped you.
0
 

Author Comment

by:pdixit1977
ID: 36579892
thanks amon but i have license for 2007 only so i can't migrate my CAS 2007 to 2010. Procurement for mailbox server is still pending so i asked my procurement team to purchase 2010.
Additionally i confirmed from many guys that 2010 standard edition supports DAG however 5 database per server limitation is there which is not a bottleneck for me.

Your thoughts ?
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
AmonPereira earned 250 total points
ID: 36580150
I understood.

The point is, you can use CAS 2007, but you might extend schema domain to support 2007 and then extends again for 2010.

Exchange Server 2010 Std do supports 5 DBs in DAG, but the price difference is so few and 5 DBs will be a limitation, because if you are moving from Exchange 2003, you might have to move Public Folders, so you only have 4 DBs to use.

In day-to-day operations it might be a problem as you start growing and adding mailboxes and some mailbox maintenance after migration as trying to keep your databases managed.

Dont forget to keep Windows Server 2008 R2 EE for failover clustering.

Let me know if it helped you.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:pdixit1977
ID: 36580449
Great help, thanks amon
0
 

Author Comment

by:pdixit1977
ID: 36580928
one more thing i forgot to ask.

Can we use the mailbox during movement from E2K3 to E2K10 ?
like my mailbox is 1 GB in size and it will take some time to move since 2003 and 2010 servers are placed at different geographical locations so will i be able to use my mailbox during movement.
0

Featured Post

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

Question has a verified solution.

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

Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
This process describes the steps required to Import and Export data from and to .pst files using Exchange 2010. We can use these steps to export data from a user to a .pst file, import data back to the same or a different user, or even import data t…
In this video we show how to create a Shared Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Sha…
In this video we show how to create an email address policy in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow…

839 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