Move Exchange server
Posted on 2014-01-20
I have a satellite office running on a SBS 2003 server under their own domain. I want to terminate the SBS 2003 and move all users to our main site running Citrix Xenapp 6 (Windows server 2008 R2). All user folders and shared folders are synchronized to the Citrix farm, and all users are created under the new domain.
I need some advice on how to move the mailboxes from the SBS 2003 Exchange server to the Exchange 2010 server running in the Citrix farm. Because of the slow internet connection between the sites I need to make some kind of synchronization between the Exchange servers in order to make a cut-over installation.
First I planned to backup the .mdb file on the SBS 2003 Exchange server and then extract it through Ontracks PowerControls. But after testing it I realized that it took way too long time.