We are currently running active directory, exchange, and a file server on one machine that only has 4GB of ram on 32bit server 2008. I have a brand new server box with ten times the performance ready to be deployed into our network. My intentions are to migrate the current exchange 2007 to exchange 2010 while preserving the other roles it is currently serving ie. (file share, print server, AD)
I have about 100 mailboxes that i need to migrate over.
Before executing my 2008 r2 Enterprise install on the new server how should i allocate the partitions?
Hard drives: 4 x 600GB 14k SAS running raid 10
total 1116 GB of space
1st partition= 117 GB for OS
2nd Partition= 103 GB for LOGS
3rd partition= 896 GB for exchange database
Do i have too much space reserved for the database?
need at least 600GB free for file share server.
Should I plan on running both boxes in parallel or completely decommission the old box? I am afraid it will die in the next 1.5 years.
Thanks in advance