Exchange 2000 restore. Using Veritas 9.1

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Hello and Thank You for taking a moment. First; I have an exchange 2000 server running, with all service packs and software updated including the veritas exchange agent. It's time to move to a new server and i wish to use backup exec 9.1 to restore to the new hardware. I've made successful full an verified backups of the existing server. Second; The new server has been load with the same OS,exchange verions and vertas agents per veritas. The differences of the servers are hardware and server name. Third: I boot the new server in safe/restore mode. Forth: I run the restore process. Restoring only windows.(per veritas). The restore is successful. I reboot the new server and it hangs. I have tried and paid veritas tech support but the language barrier is to much. As well low technical levels. Help would be appriecated! Thanks Again
ASKED: December 15, 2004  1:31 PM
UPDATED: February 1, 2005  4:07 PM

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Hi,

Since you have both servers up and running, why not just move the mailboxes from one server to the other using Active Directory Users and Computers? When the user logs on to outlook for the first time, the server name will automatically be updated in their outlook profile.

Restore the public folders to the new server from the backup. Rehome the public folders from the old server to the new server. Thats it!

HTH,

Shawn

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  • Dcsys99
    The best way is the copy method given by SHAWNB. However, this may cause issues with active directory, MX, etc. If you are getting an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE bsod, then you should rebuild the system and restore it again. This time, update the mass storage driver after restoring, but before rebooting. Just go into device manager and expand SCSI devices. Right Click on the storage controller (Compaq array, Dell PERC3, Adaptec, etc) and select properties. Click on the "Drivers" tab and click on update driver. Provide the latest driver from the manufacturuer. This usually fixes the issue.
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  • Cleonard
    you dont need to restore windows. if you are just trying to move the exchange portion over backup and restore the database files only.
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  • Wdorciak
    I used slightly different method to move Exchange to a new hardware - using the same machine name. 1) Build a new server with temporary name. 2) Use NT backup to do full Exchange backup to new server over the network. 3) Take old server off the network. 4) Rename new server to old server's name. 5) Install Exchange, create organization and site. 6) Use NT backup to perform Exchange restore on new machine. If anything goes wrong, you can still revert to the old machine.
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  • EGraeber
    I would agree that your best course would be to set up the Windows/Exchange environment on the new hardware and then just restore the database. You could take advantage of the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 2003 Server as well. This would not only give you the cleanest start for your new Exchange server (it's always good to get a clean start when you don't have too much time pressure ;-) but also the opportunity to upgrade to the latest Windows version.
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  • ColinNZ
    Did you get your restore to work? We found that if your Exchange server is also to be an AD Domain Ctrllr, then it's important to promote the server BEFORE you install IIS (which is required by Exchange 2K). Failure to do this will result in a few issues with OWA, as the local IWAM and IUSR accounts dissapear after running DCPROMO (obviously).
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