SBS2003 Migration of Single Mailbox

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Hello, I currently have an SBS2k3 server running Exchange with 5 users/mailboxes. We bought a 2nd server and it is also running SBS2k3 and Exchange. We would like to move only one of the user's mailboxes to the new server. The new server will contain only this one user's mailbox. I am new to Exchange and e-mail administration in general. (Been a *nix and storage guy forever.) Can you please give me an idea of what I will need to do to accomplish this? Any information would be very much appreciated. Thanks very much!

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Exchange 2003 Migration Wizard (MAILMIG.EXE). With the help of the Migration Wizard you can simply migrate from a foreign messaging system or older Exchange versions to Exchange 2003.

The Exchange Server 2003 migration wizard has significant improvements over the Exchange 2000 Server version of the migration wizard.

To migrate mailboxes directly from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2003 in an intraorganizational migration you must use the Move Mailbox Wizard. To migrate mailboxes from Exchange 2000 Server to Exchange 2003 servers, Microsoft also recommends using the Move Mailbox Wizard, although in-place upgrades are fully supported.
Migration Wizard (MAILMIG.EXE)

The Migration Wizard was first published in Exchange 2000, but the Exchange 2003 version is much more attractive and efficient when you want to move mailboxes from older Exchange servers to Exchange 2003.
When to Use the Wizard

You can only migrate mailboxes from the source server if the source server is not part of the same Exchange 2003 organization as the server that is running the Migration Wizard.

What is the difference between Intraorganizational- and Interorganizational Migration?

Intraorganizational migration: The mailboxes will be migrated between Exchange Servers in ONE Exchange Organization.

Interorganizational migration: The mailboxes will be migrated between Exchange Servers in DIFFERENT Exchange Organizations.

You can start the Migration Wizard by clicking Start – Microsoft Exchange – Deployment – Migration Wizard (MAILMIG.EXE).

Follow the Wizards instructions.

Select the type of migration…

You should choose Microsoft Exchange ….

Use the following screen to confirm that you want to migrate from an Exchange 2000 or later organization or an Exchange 5.5 site, and to confirm that your servers are ready for migration. The server from which you want to migrate is called the “source server.” You can only migrate mailboxes from the source server if the source server is not part of the same Exchange 2003 organization as the server that is running the Migration Wizard.

Before starting migration, verify the following on the source server:

* Exchange services are running
* If the source server is an Exchange 5.5 server, be sure Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is active

Select the computer to which the data should be migrated

Figure 5: The wizard for Exchange Migration starts

Specify from which server the migration should start. It is necessary to specify an Administrator account and the password to access the source server.

You can choose the information you want to migrate. It is possible to filter by messages within a date range and to filter messages with specific subjects.

Select the accounts you want to migrate.

Select a container in Active Directory where the Accounts should be created.

Click Options for advanced options. It is possible the art of Account creation. You can use the Windows Account name for password or a random generated password.

The next picture displays the Migration Progress. The processing time depends on the size of the mailbox and the number messages in the mailbox.

Congratulations: You have finished – The Migration of mailboxes is complete.

EXMERGE

One other possible solution for mailbox migration is EXMERGE.

EXMERGE extracts data from mailboxes on one Exchange server and then merge that data into mailboxes on another Exchange server.

Figure 13: EXMERGE initial screen

Figure 14: Choose One Step – or Two Step Merge

Use the Mailbox Merge Program to extract data from mailboxes on a Microsoft Exchange Server and then merge this data into mailboxes on another Microsoft Exchange Server. Exmerge copies data from the source server into Personal Folders (.PST files) and then merges the data in the .PST files into mailboxes on the destination server.

Exmerge is a great tool during a disaster recovery. It is possible to script and schedule Exmerge so you can easily export or import mailbox data from one server to another.

I love Exmerge because it is also possible to filter the data to export or to import. With the help of the filtering feature you can clean for example all mailboxes from an dangerous e-mail.

You can download <a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=429163EC-DCDF-47DC-96DA-1C12D67327D5&displaylang=en”>EXMERGE </a>here.

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  • Dwiebesick
    The bigger problem you have is trying to have two (2) SBS in the same domain. This is not supported at all. The SBS must be the top DC and hold all 5 FSMO roles. There is NO way to establish a trust between two SBS domains. So, if you are NOT trying to have both SBS in the same domain and IF you are not trying to establish a trust between two seperate SBS domains and IF you only want to move one user's mailbox to a seperate SBS, then you can just export the email to a PST file and import to your user's Outlook on the NEW stand alone SBS domain, that is not associated in anyway with the OLD SBS domain. If you have more questions regarding SBS, let us know. dwiebesick
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