Migration of SBS 2000 data to another SBS 2000 server

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Chris, May 24, 2004.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hello Gurus,
    I've one SBS 2000 server (A) running exchange and also
    acting as Domain controller. I've around 150 users on this
    server. I've to migrate the data from server A to another
    new system (B) which is also going to be on SBS 2000.
    Could you please let me know the best way to do this. Can
    I do a complete disc copy to another server? I need
    complete setup on another server B with less downtime and
    after that I've to bring server A totally down and server
    B is going to run after that.

    Please let me know.
    Chris, May 24, 2004
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  2. Chad A. Gross [SBS MVP], May 25, 2004
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  3. Chris

    Jeff L Guest


    Ok so you are telling me that one hundred of your users are disabled but
    present in Active Directory.... Because you are otherwise in complete and
    total violation of your license.

    What one would do is add a member server, run DC promo, after that separate
    it from the network and run SBS Installation. You can then move over the
    exchange data via buck ups.

    Quite frankly, you should be moving to independent servers.

    If I were Microsoft I would not like someone abusing us that way. Ten extra
    users they might over look but who could blame them for being mad if you
    with 100? Don't make them be the bad guys.

    My ethical comment for the day,

    Jeff L
    Jeff L, May 25, 2004
  4. They could be ok....

    Using per Device CALs (which are the only ones available in SBS2k) with 1
    SBS box and 50 workstations. Imagine that you had 150 employees that access
    the server in 3 shifts of 8hrs (50 per shift each one using 1 computer). I
    don't see any breach on licensing there and before you say that it would be
    improbable that someone has that setup... I'm pretty sure we can come up
    with a couple of clients that are :)

    Javier Gomez [SBS MVP], May 25, 2004
  5. Like Javier said, SBS2k is restricted to 50 devices. You can have an
    unlimited number of user accounts - but only 50 unique devices can connect
    to the server . . .


    Chad A. Gross - SBS MVP

    Chad A. Gross [SBS MVP], May 25, 2004
  6. four 6 hour shifts, but not everyone needs a computer.

    Mick Malloy

    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], May 25, 2004
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