Migrate SBS 2003 to  2011, Backup Exchange.

Posted on 2014-03-28
Last Modified: 2014-04-30
Hi there,
i have a client who's installing a new system next week, 1 server running SBS 2011 & 6 desktops running Windows 7 Pro x64. The old system was 1 server runnnig SBS 2003 6 desktops running Windows XP Pro.
When i went to his office today i noticed that 1 of his drives, that are set as a 2 x 160gb drives mirror Raid 1, was displaying "Failed Redundancy - Page File". Do i take it that this drive needs to be replaced?
They've backed up all the necessary files from the shared folders they use on the server but i'd now like to backup the exchange files/databases in case this server crashes.
Also, i will want to back up everything from this SBS 2003 server to move to the new SBS 2011 server next week, is there an easy way to do this?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Question by:Dahoe
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Neil Russell earned 500 total points
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You can NOT backup the exchange from sbs2003 and restore on 2011.  You should do a FULL migration of 2003 to 2011.
Excellent guide here on EE.

sbs 2003 to 2011 migration GUIDE

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That's great thanks, i'll go through that next week when we begin the migrataion.
For the moment though is there a way to backup the exchange on SBS 2003 in case this server crashes without doing a complete backup?
Ideally i'd like to be able to copy & paste to an external hard drive.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Just run the full SBS 2003 Backup which includes Exchange.  If your SBS 2003 fails you need the full backup in order to migrate properly.

Alternatively, since you only have 6 users you can export mailboxes to .pst files using EXMerge.

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