DPM 2010 - Exchange Server 2003 Re-Directed Restore RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello people. I am looking for some help. We currently have DPM 2010 on Windows 2008 R2 backing up Exchange Server 2003 SP2 on Windows 2003. We are trying to migrate our existing Exchange server DBs (physical server) to another Exchange Server 2003(VMware VM) in the same domain and site. We are trying not to go the P2V route if at all possible. The existing Exchange DBs are about 1.3TB in size. The existing server has 4 Storage Groups, with a total of about 20 mailbox stores. We are trying to get the data migrated within a 48 hour window, which at this point eliminates moving the mailboxes to the new server using Exchange task - Move Mailbox. I am also thinking RSG would not be a good option for us as the existing mailbox server will remain operational until all the data has been migrated to the new server.

    Is anyone out there aware of a document that walks through the process of doing a re-directed restore of Exchange Server 2003 DBs, backed up using DPM 2010? If a redirected restore can be done, how does AD get updated to reflect the new HomeServer for users' mailboxes? Can the DBs simply be restored as raw files to the new server and be successfully mounted?

    Thank you in advance for your support.




    Thursday, December 4, 2014 11:34 PM