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Exchange 2010 > 2013 Migration Advice - 16.Mar.2014 3:59:31 AM   


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I was wondering if you fine folks might want to help me plan my migration from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013. I currently have a small 20-25 user environment for my family domain, spread across the country. They use inside the house, they use Outlook and of course cellphone for Exchange mail, and outside the house, they use Outlook Anywhere on their laptops and PCs (for those who live out of state.

I also have a semi-integrated instance of Lync 2013 running, which works, but the deployment wasn't planned well enough, and I believe some DNS issues are preventing it from being reliable enough for primetime. Some messages don't pass through reliably, and audio/video are 'almost' working... but not quite. I plan on redesigning that, along with moving to a wildcard GoDaddy Cert (vs the two 5 UCC certs), as well as beginning to utilize internal CAs on my DCs for the SSL certs that don't require external validation.

Here is a rough overview of my current setup:

- Three identical Xen servers in HA mode
-- 32GB RAM each
-- (2) Intel PCI 1x GigE NICs in LACP configuration

- Two FreeNAS boxes running on HP N40L Microservers
-- (2) Intel PCI 1x GigE NICs in LACP configuration
-- (5) 2TB drives running in a ZFS iSCSI
-- one runs a CIFS share for Windows backups
-- the 2nd runs a push/pull snap backup from the primary VM vol on the first

- VMs running on Xen pool:
-- (2) Win2k8 domain controllers (DHCP, DNS, CA for internal network)
-- (1) Win2k8 Exchange 2010 server running all roles (only port 443 open to the outside world, through a physical TMG server (also set as a proxy/reverse proxy)
-- (1) Instance of Mailcleaner (linux-based) which acts as the email gateway and passes email to the Exchange server)

We live out in the boondocks of Peyton, Colorado so our network connectivity was very limited. Being network savvy, I devised a solution with some help from the folks on the DSL forums, then talked to the right people until I got everyone to agree. In the end, I would up with four DSL lines at 10mb/1mb each, running through two C2000A modem, which pairbond two of the 10/1 lines for a total of 20/2 for each modem. After that, I use a load-balancing router with some clever rules to manage everything from there, along with a block of 16 IPs

Inside my network, I use a TP-LINK TL-SG2424 layer 3 "smart" switch, with (5) 2-port LAGs (one for each pair of cards coming off the Xen and FreeNAS boxes). Currently, the 5 LAGs are all in one VLAN, but I'm sure I can do something better. I want the XenMotion network to at least be on its own subnet, but I haven't gotten that far in design.

My primary concern has been to migrate Exchange 2010 to 2013... and that is where I really need help.

I've completed updated the Exchange 2010 server in preparation for upgrade to Exch2013 (CU2 and all that). I just tonight installed Rollup 4 for SP3. I'm not sure if there is anything I need to do on the Win2k8 DCs to prep the AD schema for the upgrade, or if there I actually have to build Win2k13 domain controllers and migrate my domain to them (not ideal, but not competely off the table, either).

I also am not sure what the limitations are. I know you cannot do an "in-place" upgrade, correct? So it sounds like I'll be doing a new build for Exchange 2013, then migrating DB from 2010 over... right?

Finally, I want to move from a single Exchange 2010 server to two 2013 servers in a cluster, to provide some sort of HA. I'm not sure what the options are for a two server setup in Exchange 2013, but ideally, I'd like to have the servers NOT residing on the same Xen server, in case one goes down. If only one Exch2013 server is running, I'd like to have users to have uninterrupted access to mail... which obviously does not happen with a single mail server. Does that mean I need a separate SQL server? (SQL currently is the lite version that installs with Exch2010).

Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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RE: Exchange 2010 > 2013 Migration Advice - 3.Apr.2014 6:19:00 AM   


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You can refer to the link mentioned below to migrate the mailboxes from exchange 2010 to 2013.

However, as we all know that migration is really a tedious task and risky too. I can suggest you to use a utility tool in which you can easily migrate your mailboxes from one exchange server to another by just a drag and drop process. Also, you can move only selected folders or files if you want. Well, this worked great for me as it provides you a hassle-free way and also avoids the risks associated like data loss.
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RE: Exchange 2010 > 2013 Migration Advice - 11.Oct.2014 6:59:43 AM   


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EDB to PST Utility proves to be the best available solution that accurately recovers all sorts of Exchange Server data including messages, attachments, contacts, calendars, tasks, drafts, journals, notes, appointments, distribution lists, permanently deleted emails, Sent emails, folders, sub-folders, etc. at elementary level or in bulk from EDB files.

Try- http://www.pcrecoveryutility.com/edb-to-pst-****.html
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RE: Exchange 2010 > 2013 Migration Advice - 12.Dec.2014 5:30:26 AM   


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Hi, flapjack
I suggest you to use Exchange Admin Center to Move Exchange 2010 mailboxes to Exchange 2013 server. Here you can get complete process how to execute mailbox migration process with EAC:

OR you can follow steps mentioned herein:


Ronnie Paul

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RE: Exchange 2010 > 2013 Migration Advice - 19.Dec.2014 6:02:34 AM   


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There is good possibility to restore EDB mailboxes from an un-mounted Exchange EDB files and save into Outlook PST files format by using :- http://www.****/****

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RE: Exchange 2010 > 2013 Migration Advice - 7.Oct.2015 12:47:50 PM   


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Here is one of the best and most reliable migration tools to move all mailboxes safely and quickly: http://bit.ly/1P7P9hF

This application has been used by million of users across the world with positive results.
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