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  • Migrate Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 new (environment)

    Hi,

    Our 2008 terminal server with Exchange 2007 is currently externally (in the cloud).
    We have decided to set-up our own server again locally in our own building.
    Is there still a way to migrate the exchange 2007 database from the old location to our new 2010 installation?

    The new server will be an SBS2011 server with Exchange 2010.
    So everything will be build from the ground up.

    Exporting/Importing all the mail accounts is not doable for so many users.
    So I really hope there's a "simple" solution.

    Thank you guys,
    Dennis
    Last edited by severt; 7th July 2011, 14:13.

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    Re: Migrate Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 new (environment)

    You can't move the databases between Exchange orgs.
    Therefore a PST export is your only option. How much work is involved depends on whether the Hosted Exchange provider is being cooperative or not.

    If you are deploying SBS 2011 then you don't have many users. A PST migration only gets annoying over 200 or more. Anything less than that and the only issue is going to be bandwidth.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: Migrate Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 new (environment)

      So I need to export to PST with Exmerge and import them again by hand?
      Or can I still do this with Exmerge in my new environment and just select which pst is for what new user?

      Thank you,
      Dennis

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      • #4
        Re: Migrate Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 new (environment)

        You don't use exmerge with the new environment, because it requires the Exchange 2003 tools to work. Mailbox importing is built in to Exchange 2010 SP1 via the Exchange Management Shell. It will require multiple passes if you have multiple PST files for each user because the bulk import method matches the username and the PST file name. Therefore user.name.pst would match. user.name2.pst would not. As you can't have two files with the same name in the same directory, you would have to run the process multiple times.

        It isn't as bad as I have made it sound though, and is all documented on Technet.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

        Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
        More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
        Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
        In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

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        • #5
          Re: Migrate Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 new (environment)

          Thank you Simon!

          If I ever need expertise on something I know where to hire you!
          Altough I noticed you don't help people outside the UK...

          Dennis

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