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  •  Hi

    What are some of the issues in moving Exchange 2003 mailboxes from one storage group to another storage group

     Regards

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:53 AM

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  • On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:23:20 +0000, steve siyavaya wrote:
     
    >In general this should just work without issues but you might have a problem with large mailboxes
     
    That usually just means it takes a long time to move the mailbox.
     
    >or high corrupted items counts.
     
    In which case the move fails.
     
    >Something else to watch out for is if you are moving a large number of users you could generate many transaction logs. You should monitor the free space on your log volumes to make sure the databases don't fill up.
     
    Running periodic incremental backups (after making one 'complete'
    backup) during the move should provide enough protection against
    database failure. Using circular logging is possible, but it's a
    problem to recover the target database if there's a hard failure.
    Making a complete backup after the mailboxes have been moved should
    clean up the logs and provide a usable recovery point.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Sophia Xu Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Tuesday, March 6, 2012 7:23 AM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:59 PM

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  • Hi

    In general this should just work without issues but you might have a problem with large mailboxes or high corrupted items counts.  Something else to watch out for is if you are moving a large number of users you could generate many transaction logs.  You should monitor the free space on your log volumes to make sure the databases don't fill up.

    Cheers, Steve

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:23 PM
  • On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:23:20 +0000, steve siyavaya wrote:
     
    >In general this should just work without issues but you might have a problem with large mailboxes
     
    That usually just means it takes a long time to move the mailbox.
     
    >or high corrupted items counts.
     
    In which case the move fails.
     
    >Something else to watch out for is if you are moving a large number of users you could generate many transaction logs. You should monitor the free space on your log volumes to make sure the databases don't fill up.
     
    Running periodic incremental backups (after making one 'complete'
    backup) during the move should provide enough protection against
    database failure. Using circular logging is possible, but it's a
    problem to recover the target database if there's a hard failure.
    Making a complete backup after the mailboxes have been moved should
    clean up the logs and provide a usable recovery point.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Sophia Xu Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Tuesday, March 6, 2012 7:23 AM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:59 PM