Understanding Exchange Server 2003 Mailbox-Migration Methods

Two methods exist for moving mailboxes to Exchange Server 2003, and each differs in hardware requirements and the amount of risk and interoperability during and after the migration. The following migration methods for mailboxes are covered in this section:

  • Move Mailboxes

  • ExMerge

Migrating Using the Move Mailbox Approach

Moving user mailboxes between servers is the safest migration method because the servers' databases are not in jeopardy if the migration fails. Moving the users also provides the opportunity to use new hardware with little or no downtime. In addition, moving users allows the organization to migrate users in sizeable chunks over time. Outlook profiles automatically are ...

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