Echange server migration to cloud.

Arsalan Akhtar
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hi all.
i need to migrate my exchange server 2012 to cloud. i have 4 exchange servers. 2CAS and 2Mailbox server(DAG).

what is the best way to do that.
1. should i move full VM as is ?
2. or install 2 new exhange servers(cas/ dag on each server) add those servers in DAG and replicate DB's ?

what licenses i require in both cases ?

please guide
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept Head
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Commented:
-->i need to migrate my exchange server 2012 to cloud. i have 4 exchange servers. 2CAS and 2Mailbox server(DAG).
Do you mean you need 2 VMs in cloud (e.g Azure/AWS)?

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Hi MAS,
yes i mean Cloud(aws/azure or local Service provider cloud).

my question is based on the architectute i have described above of exhange server. what is the best way to migrate it to cloud ?
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Commented:
I prefer you export the VM and ship to AWS/Azure.
But you should have one ADC for Exchange to work without issue.

Initial replication over the web is not recommended if the database size is big.

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