Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016

Hi, I have a Exchange Server 2010 and am Installing a new Server with Exchange 2016, what is the simplest and best way to move the database over?
PeterNairnAsked:
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Andy MIT Systems ManagerCommented:
Get both systems co-existing, create a new DB on the Exchange 2016 server then use local move to move the mailboxes over to 2016.
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PeterNairnAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andy M, Where do I find local move and will this also move the user accounts?
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PeterNairnAuthor Commented:
Hi Andy M, I've looked at the Mailbox Migration tool, will I still have to create the users on the new Server first or does the move tool also move the accounts ?
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Michael B. SmithManaging ConsultantCommented:
Are these two servers in the same forest? If so, you don't do mailbox migration. As @andy wrote - you'll do local move requests.
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Edward van BiljonMessaging and Collaboration Technical Lead (Exchange MVP)Commented:
Hi

You cannot move databases across, your only option is to do mailbox moves from 2010 to 2016.
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MichelangeloConsultantCommented:
To Move mailboxes between 2 exchange servers in the same forest you need to access ECP and set migration batches through a simple GUI. Or, in case you are able to use powershell, through scripting. The latter case allows you a mire fine grained control over migrations and migration errors. Also, you can define single moves instead of migration batches (useful to recover from single mailbox migration errors).
Have a look here https://practical365.com/exchange-server/moving-exchange-server-2013-mailboxes/

Lots of tutorials out there. Just try and cone back with any doubt you have.
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Marshal HubsEmail ConsultantCommented:
Check following post to migrate mailboxes from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016: https://www.stellarinfo.com/blog/exchange-2010-to-exchange-2016-migration/
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Andy MIT Systems ManagerCommented:
Thanks Andy M, Where do I find local move and will this also move the user accounts?

Local move will be an option in the Exchange GUI, you can also use powershell with the command New-MoveRequest.

Hi Andy M, I've looked at the Mailbox Migration tool, will I still have to create the users on the new Server first or does the move tool also move the accounts ?

Nope, if both Exchange servers are part of the same AD domain the mailboxes will move across to the exchange 2016 server, you do not need to create new user accounts or mailboxes for them.
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austin minorCommented:
You can also move mailbox from exchange server 2010 to exchange server 2016 by using Exchange Admin Center, check this article.
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PeterNairnAuthor Commented:
Hi, it will be cross forrest, can someone tell me after moving, or before, should I create the accounts in AD or will the move do that?
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austin minorCommented:
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