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Moving the First Storage Group and Second Storage Group to another server (from exchange 2007 to exchange 2010) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'd like to export the mailbox databases to a new server, but when i try to change the files with new i got error.

    Can somebody explain the correct procedure?

    Thanks in advance


    Saturday, June 4, 2011 9:27 PM

Answers

  • Exchange databases are server specific. You can't just pick up a database file and move it to another server, and you certainly cannot move between versions.

    To move content between the servers you will create new databases and then use the Move Mailbox wizard to move the data across. There is no shortcut of moving the database files because they are not compatible with different versions.

    The full migration procedure is outlined on Technet.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    • Proposed as answer by Novak Wu Monday, June 6, 2011 4:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, June 13, 2011 1:35 AM
    Sunday, June 5, 2011 10:42 PM
  • On Sat, 4 Jun 2011 21:27:25 +0000, Drakelor wrote:
     
    >I'd like to export the mailbox databases to a new server, but when i try to change the files with new i got error.
    >
    >Can somebody explain the correct procedure?
     
    You can't move a database between two different release of Exchange
    (at least not in the last tne years).
     
    To move a database between servers running the same release within the
    same orgaization, see "Database Portability".
     
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876873.aspx
    or
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123954(EXCHG.80).aspx
     
    To do what I think you want to do (move mailboxes to a new server
    running Exchange 2010) you should just move the mailboxes rather than
    the database.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Novak Wu Monday, June 6, 2011 4:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, June 13, 2011 1:35 AM
    Monday, June 6, 2011 12:03 AM

All replies

  • Exchange databases are server specific. You can't just pick up a database file and move it to another server, and you certainly cannot move between versions.

    To move content between the servers you will create new databases and then use the Move Mailbox wizard to move the data across. There is no shortcut of moving the database files because they are not compatible with different versions.

    The full migration procedure is outlined on Technet.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    • Proposed as answer by Novak Wu Monday, June 6, 2011 4:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, June 13, 2011 1:35 AM
    Sunday, June 5, 2011 10:42 PM
  • On Sat, 4 Jun 2011 21:27:25 +0000, Drakelor wrote:
     
    >I'd like to export the mailbox databases to a new server, but when i try to change the files with new i got error.
    >
    >Can somebody explain the correct procedure?
     
    You can't move a database between two different release of Exchange
    (at least not in the last tne years).
     
    To move a database between servers running the same release within the
    same orgaization, see "Database Portability".
     
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876873.aspx
    or
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123954(EXCHG.80).aspx
     
    To do what I think you want to do (move mailboxes to a new server
    running Exchange 2010) you should just move the mailboxes rather than
    the database.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Novak Wu Monday, June 6, 2011 4:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, June 13, 2011 1:35 AM
    Monday, June 6, 2011 12:03 AM
  • As above mentioned, you cannot move the mailbox databases or Storage Group directly from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010. You can only move mailboxes between the two different versions of Exchange server.

     

    For your reference, you can refer to the following article to move mailbox.

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd638192.aspx

     

    Thanks.

    Novak Wu

     

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    Monday, June 6, 2011 4:54 AM
  • How is thing going on? If there is any progress or question, please feel free to post it here.

     

    Thanks.

    Novak Wu

     

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    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 6:05 AM