Exchange 2003 migration to new SAN

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Exchange 2003
Exchange Cluster
Exchange migration
SAN
Windows Server 2003
We need to move our exchange and cluster data to a new SAN. We have 2 Windows server 2003 enterprise servers running exchange 2003. Our current cluster's shared disk is a direct fiber connection (from each server) to an old storage device that we ultimately want to remove from our server room. Once the new SAN is in place and accessible from each cluster server what is the correct way to accomplish moving our exchange data and cluster to the new SAN

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Exchange 2003, SAN

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The Exchange databases are pretty simple.

Present the new storage from the new SAN. Stop all the Exchange services, and move the mailbox files from the old disks to the new disks. Remove the old disks from Windows, and change the drive letters of the new disks, so that they match the old disks. Make them cluster resources. Start the Exchange Services.

For the Quorum that’s a bit harder. Attach the new Quorum to the server with a different drive letter and make it a cluster resource. Edit the cluster from the Cluster Admin tool. You can change the drive which is used as the Quorum. You can not remove the old Quorum from the cluster and remove it’s drive letter.

If you want quorum to have the same drive letter as before, the safest way to do that would be to repeat the process with a second new LUN from the SAN. This time using the correct drive letter for the new LUN.

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