Solved

Moving Mailboxes

Posted on 2014-01-22
4
131 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-30
Hi,

We currently run Exchange 2007 in our organisation.  We have 3 servers running Exchange.  1 is running the CAS and Hun Transport roles, and 2 are running the Mailbox roles in a CCR cluster.

The server with the CAS and Hub Transport roles are running Exchange 2007 SP3 rollup 5 (8.3.213.0)

The Mailbox role servers are running Exchange 2007 SP1.

All servers are running on Windows 2008.

All servers are physical.

I would like to transfer the mailboxes to 2 new servers in a new CCR cluster.  I've read that you can have another cluster pair in the same organisation but if we do this, how does Exchange see the other cluster?

Are we able to migrate a mailbox from 1 database on the existing cluster to a new database on the new cluster or do we have to manually copy the entire database and logs to the new cluster?

Also, if this is possible, would it pose an issue if the new servers were running Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and Exchange 2007 with all the latest service packs and updates?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Bolton09
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
Will Szymkowski earned 250 total points
ID: 39800444
You should have no issues at all moving mailboxes from one CCR to another CCR in your environment. If the CCR's are completely separate they are then seen as 2 separate entities.

Will.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bolton09
ID: 39801256
Thanks for the reply....

Just to clarify.....we will be able to move individual mailboxes from one database on the current CCR cluster to a new database on the new CCR?
0
 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:Will Szymkowski
Will Szymkowski earned 250 total points
ID: 39801270
That is correct. Just because they are in a cluster configuration does not mean they have limitations to move between other clusters or other mailbox database for that matter.

Will.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bolton09
ID: 39802334
Thanks....and last question will it matter if the new cluster has the latest Exchange 2007 updates and the old one doesn't?
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
As cyber crime continues to grow in both numbers and sophistication, a troubling trend of optimization has emerged over the last year.
In this video we show how to create a Resource Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: Navigate to the Recipients >> Resources tab.: "Recipients" is our default selection …
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…

807 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