Exchange 2007 Mbx and Exchange 2010 CAS -- Need to achieve Online mailbox move. RRS feed

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  • Hello Experts,


    We are in the process of consolidating the users across the globe to one site.


    Site A:

    We have 2 Node SCC cluster and 2 HUB+ CAS servers. All are Exchange 2007 SP2. (We have not applied any RU after SP2 as there is limitation on Enterprise Vault)

    1000 Users

    Also all the users in this site are registered for Archival using Enterprise vault. 

    Average mailbox size is from 5-9 GBs and it may grow more once we Import the data from E-Vault to Exchange mailbox.

    Site B.

    Installed New 2 Node SCC cluster.

    In this site we have 2 HUB and 2 CAS. All are Exchange 2007 SP2.


    Need to Achieve:

    Move all the mailboxes from Site A to Site B and decommission all the servers in Site B.

    Till Now:

    1. Moved Pilot users from Site A to B and incredibly it took 5 hrs to move 1 GB mailbox.


    Looking for:


    Any suggestion how to stream line the move mailbox process?

    If I install Exchange CAS only on both the sites will I be able to move mailbox Online?

    Any other idea or suggestions are appreciated.


    Thanks in advance!



    Harisha N
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:45 AM


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