I have a Windows SBS (2003 R2) which is currently running Exchange 2003. It's now beginning to max out it's 25GB HDD and I have been given the job of upgrading it to a larger one (lucky me...).
Since the servers job is to host Exchange and a couple of very small/low traffic sites I am probably going to look at a Western Digital (Blue or Green) as the new HDD. I have read a lot of good things about them in terms of reliability/warrantys etc. (feel free to recommend any others).
My actual question is what is the best strategy for going about migrating Exchange over? I don't have any previous experience with this so I am assuming it goes along the lines of:
- Install Exchange onto new HDD
- Export existing Exchange database
- Import database into new Exchange server
- Decommission old HDD
I hope it's pretty much as straightforward as that, however, given that it's Exchange server I won't hold me breath...