Exchange Server 2007 about to fail...

Posted on 2011-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi All,

I need advice from an Exchange 2007 server guru on how to handle the following Exchange issue.

I have an Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise SP1 running all roles on the same hardware. the hardware has just had 1 disk failure on the array holding the data store. Everything is still running right now as the data drives are on RAID5. The server is also warning that both drives for the OS (RAID1) are about to fail.

I have tried every vendor to try and get replacement drives but the earliest delivery date is about 10 days away as its an old IBM.

However, I do have a brand new server on-site ready to act as my new exchange server. Rather than waiting for disaster to strike I would like to pro-actively move Exchange to the new server whilst my old one is still alive.

I would liek some advice on teh correct, easiest and safest method to do so.

Your help is greatly appreciated.
Question by:makatihoops
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    Expert Comment

    This is well documented here

    It works too! :)
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    Author Comment

    Looking at both of these solutions it requires downtime. is there anyway I can bring it on-line side-by-side with my current exchange and start moving data across seamless to end users?
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    Then you can go though below URL which is thridparty tool to do such task on a fly.
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    yes you can do this :)

    on the new hardware, install new windows OS, join the server to domain, install exchange 2007 server on the new server  (all server roles), then you can move all mailboxes from the old server to the new server, one mailbox at a time,

    note; mailbox will be locked during the period that you move the mailbox in it, and only one mailbox not all mailboxes

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    Thanks! that's all I needed to know

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