SBS 2k3 to SBS 2k3 Hardware upgrade.

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jerry, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    Just wondering what would be the best steps for this.
    We have a new server and would like to migrate our Exchange 2k3 to it.
    Is it possible using the migratation wizard to migrate from one SBS 2k3 to
    another SBS 2k3 server?
    If so what needs to be done?

    Thanks.
     
    Jerry, Feb 17, 2005
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  2. Hi Jerry,

    Thank you for your post.

    According to your description, I understand that you want to migrate
    exchange data from one of your SBS 2003 to another SBS 2003. If I am off
    base, please let me know.

    Based on my research, you can use the Migration Wizard in Exchange 2003
    deployment tools to migrate the data from the one Exchange 2003 to other
    Exchange 2003. You can just have a clean install of SBS 2003 on that server
    and follow the Migration wizard. I would like to offer you some additional
    suggestions:

    How to Back Up and Restore an Exchange Computer by Using the Windows Backup
    Program
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;258243

    HOW TO: Add New Mailbox Stores in Exchange Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;821748

    How to move exchange data and users shard folder also some other shared
    data on SBS, please refer to the following documents:

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/6/11671e4d-fb21-489c-870f-db36fd2
    1a7d2/SBS_MoveDataFolders.DOC

    I hope the above information is useful. If you have any further questions
    or concerns, please let me know. I am standing by to help you.

    Charles Yang
    Online Partner Support
    Partner Support Group
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
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    Sincerely,

    Charles Yang (MFST)

    Microsoft Online Support Engineer

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    Charles Yang [MSFT], Feb 18, 2005
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  3. Depending upon your larger concerns, you may find the information at my
    website to be useful: www.SBSmigration.com

    Jeff Middleton SBS MVP
     
    Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP], Feb 19, 2005
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  4. Jeff, Thanks for your valuable information..

    Jerry , I look forward to hearing from you.
    Sincerely,

    Charles Yang (MFST)

    Microsoft Online Support Engineer

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    Charles Yang [MSFT], Feb 21, 2005
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  5. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    Charles,

    I tried the Exchange Migration tool and it will not allow me to connect

    to the older server.

    I first tried having the new server with the same Domain but different

    server name. Then I tried a new domain and different server name and I

    just cannot talk to the older server?

    Regards
     
    Jerry, Feb 22, 2005
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  6. Hi Jerry,

    Thanks for your post.

    According to your description, I am sorry I misunderstand your opinion. You
    have to use SBS migration wizard to migrate the old server to the new
    server. Please follow the white paper below:

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/d/c/6dccf9b4-d915-4c95-b5af-100b89e
    02add/SBS_MigratingSBS2k.doc

    Then you can move the exchange data from your old server to the new one.

    Before you try to move the data I suggest you perform a full system backup
    for the old server.

    I appreciate your understanding. I am sorry for any inconvenience. I am
    standing by to be of further assistance.


    Charles Yang
    Online Partner Support
    Partner Support Group
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    Mailto:

    Sincerely,

    Charles Yang (MFST)

    Microsoft Online Support Engineer

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    Charles Yang [MSFT], Feb 23, 2005
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  7. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    Charles,

    Just checking but will this doc work for a SBS 2k3 to SBS 2k3 hardware
    migration too?
     
    Jerry, Feb 24, 2005
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  8. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    Charles,

    I am reviewing and testing and on Page 21 i tried to do a User account
    migration and i receive the following message.

    Error
    The network path was not found. (Error code=53, domain=NOCDB)

    Now when i review this the Source & Target domain shows both the new and old
    in each drop down and i select the source and traget.

    Thanks
     
    Jerry, Feb 24, 2005
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  9. Hi Jerry,

    Thank you for your updates.

    From the description, I understand that you encountered an error "The
    network path was not found." If I am off base, please let me know.

    Based on my research, you can follow the steps below to see if the problem
    can be resolved:

    1. Open DNS Manager.
    2. Go to SERVERNAME ---> PROPERTIES ---> FORWARDERS tab.
    3. There should ONLY be the source IP on the destination server and the
    destination IP on the source server. In other words, they should only
    point at each other for DNS resolution at this step of the migration.
    4. Remove all other IP addresses.

    Then re-run the ADMT tool for user accounts to see if the problem is
    resolved?

    I appreciate your taking the time to perform the tests. If you have any
    questions or issues, please let me know. I am standing by to help you.




    Charles Yang
    Online Partner Support
    Partner Support Group
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    Mailto:


    Sincerely,

    Charles Yang (MFST)

    Microsoft Online Support Engineer

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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    so that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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    Charles Yang [MSFT], Feb 25, 2005
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