Exchange 2010 migration to new server

So this is a silly question.
If we have a domain with one Exchange 2010 running on 2k8 R2 and we want to move|migrate it to a new server running exchange 2010 on 2012 R2.
Once we have Exchange installed on the new server, can you dismount the databases on 2k8 move them to 2012 and remount them? Or do you need to go through the local move request?
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Not a silly question.

All you need to do is MOVE the database to the other server. During this time the database dismounts so users will not be able to access their mailboxes when the move is in progress.

You can move the database directly from the Exchange Management Console.

Will.
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RichardPhippenAuthor Commented:
@ Will

Thank you for the quick response. So to clarify, I do not need to add users or do anything other then dismount the DB move to new server and mount DB. Then of course change the firewall to point to the new server and rekey the SSL..
I am assuming I would need to redo all the send|receive connectors?
Then what, wait a week and then uninstall Exchange from the old machine?
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
My mistake, you will need to use Database Portability to move a mailbox to another Exchange server in the same organization. See the link below on how to accomplish this. I originally read the question as if you just wanted to move the database paths to another drive on the same server.

Database Portability
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876926(v=exchg.150).aspx

Will.
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RichardPhippenAuthor Commented:
@ Will

Yeah I found that article myself, but it states it applies to Exchange 2013.. So I am out of luck then and need to do a mailbox move request for each user.
The only reason we are trying to avoid that is because of the amount of data these people have in their folders.. something close to 400 gigs of data.
I will read more about Portability and see if it works for Exchange 2010.
Thanks for the help anyway.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
It will also work with Exchange 2010, although the link references Exchange 2013. See the link below for additional details.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/6ec28ddb-63f3-4b6f-9d75-b0b507f9c0d7/how-to-move-database-using-database-portability-in-exchange-2010?forum=exchange2010

Will.
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RichardPhippenAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I will review all this and see if I can find an answer to the issue that the original poster ran into. Hopefully it was user error :) on his end.
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RichardPhippenAuthor Commented:
Assuming all goes well - excellent fast response.
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