Thursday, 11 June 2009

SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration – 57 Mailbox Move Time

The migration we have been struggling to get running is well under way now.

The source server is a single Xeon X5300 series Quad Core Dell with 15K RPM SAS drives and a Gigabit connection.

The destination server is a dual Xeon E5400 series Quad Core Dell with 15K RPM SAS drives and a Gigabit connection.

Both servers were plugged into a Gigabit switch with a large backbone.

The total time to move 57 mailboxes running close to 50GB was 3 Hours and 20 Minutes!

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We did not experience any lost e-mails or anything left behind on the old server which would have meant a rerun of the Mailbox Move Wizard.

All in all, it is good to see that this critical portion of the migration has run through without a hitch. :)

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*All Mac on SBS posts will not be written on a Mac until we replace our now missing iMac! (previous blog post)

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2 comments:

David Moisan said...

How long did it take you to move the public folders?

Philip Elder SBS MVP said...

David,

Their Public Folders were bare.

We generally export them to PST via Outlook then import them again via Outlook onto the new server.

The Official SBS Blog just posted a fix for some of the hiccups that happen during that process.

Thanks for the comment.

Philip