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    Craig Keegan Guest

    Recreating Exchange Site


    The scenario is the complete server & exchange environment were going to be
    rebuilt. The consultant was going to totally delete the current Exchange
    Site and rebuild it. I was not going to action this until after everyone
    finished work prior to the rebuild was intended to take place. My rationale
    for this was that way all the Free-Busy (Calendar etc..) information would
    be saved, this would also ensure that the Public Folders would still be available
    to staff.

    I received the following instructions from a consultant.
    >>Move all mailbox data to .pst files and locate them in the individual users

    Home drive

    >>Download the Global Address List into a .pab file


    >>Move all Public Folder data into a .pst file, (this will need to be done

    using outlook 2000, and may take quite a while)

    My question is could / should this have been done a week earlier, prior to
    the start of the rebuild?

    What would the complications have been had this been done a week earlier?

    Was I totally wrong and should I have done this a week earlier?

    I was terminated for not carrying out this work by the way.

    Thanks for your advice. I would look forward to multiple people responding
    to this.

    ----------------------------------------------
    Craig Keegan
    NTS
    Technical Manager
    (0412) 141719
    Craig.Keegan@Consultant.com

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    Benny Chandra Guest

    Re: Recreating Exchange Site


    When you have to rebuilt the whole thing for exchange server, the first thing
    you have to do is to make sure that you have backup all exchange's directory
    and information store.
    Exchange directory contains all information about your users and information
    store contains your users mailbox as well as public folders.

    You don't have to move it manually all the information to .pst and .pab files.
    The online backup or offline backup of exchange's directory and information
    store will be enough.

    When you have finished rebuilt the exchange server, you can easily restore
    it, as long as it is still the same organization name and site name.

    If the reason for rebuilt exchange is to change the organization name and/or
    site name, then the easy way is to backup all your global address list and
    all users mailbox to .pab and .pst files. But this can take you years to
    restore it if you have so many mailboxes (say you have more than 100 mailbox,
    can you imagine that....) I don't know other way to move mailbox to different
    organization/site yet.

    The scenario you said cannot recovery your existing directory and information
    store (if you didn't do backup before).

    Good luck...




    "Craig Keegan" <Craig.Keegan@consultant.com> wrote:
    >
    >The scenario is the complete server & exchange environment were going to

    be
    >rebuilt. The consultant was going to totally delete the current Exchange
    >Site and rebuild it. I was not going to action this until after everyone
    >finished work prior to the rebuild was intended to take place. My rationale
    >for this was that way all the Free-Busy (Calendar etc..) information would
    >be saved, this would also ensure that the Public Folders would still be

    available
    >to staff.
    >
    >I received the following instructions from a consultant.
    >>>Move all mailbox data to .pst files and locate them in the individual

    users
    >Home drive
    >
    >>>Download the Global Address List into a .pab file

    >
    >>>Move all Public Folder data into a .pst file, (this will need to be done

    >using outlook 2000, and may take quite a while)
    >
    >My question is could / should this have been done a week earlier, prior

    to
    >the start of the rebuild?
    >
    >What would the complications have been had this been done a week earlier?
    >
    >Was I totally wrong and should I have done this a week earlier?
    >
    >I was terminated for not carrying out this work by the way.
    >
    >Thanks for your advice. I would look forward to multiple people responding
    >to this.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------
    >Craig Keegan
    >NTS
    >Technical Manager
    >(0412) 141719
    >Craig.Keegan@Consultant.com
    >


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