Quote:> Hi, I have a single exchange 2000 server running. I need to install a
> exchange box and configure both as active/passive cluster.
> How do I do this without losing any data on the current exchange box.
> Any relevant articles would be appreciated.
This is correct. You cannot migrate a stand-alone (non-clustered) Exchange
2000 server to be an Exchange 2000 server in a cluster.
One reason is because, when you run Exchange 2000 Setup on a cluster node,
Exchange Setup installs a cluster-aware version of Exchange.
Therefore, if you want to migrate a non-clustered server to a server in a
cluster, you must create your cluster, and then move mailboxes and public
folders to the new server.
The specific steps for installing Exchange 2000 in a cluster are in the
Exchange 2000 white paper
I believe, move mailbox instructions are in Microsoft KB 224975 "Differences
Between Move Mailbox Methods." Hope this helps.
This posting is privided "AS IS' with no warranties, and confers no
Jon Hoerlein (MSFT)
> > Hi, I have a single exchange 2000 server running. I need to install a
> > exchange box and configure both as active/passive cluster.
> > How do I do this without losing any data on the current exchange box.
> > Any relevant articles would be appreciated.
> > Thanks
We have an Proliant CL380 exchange cluster configure on Active/Passive mode.
Currently node1 is active and node2 passive. When we tried to switch the
node2 in the active mode by down the node1, I noticed all exchange services
(IS,DS...etc) try to switch over except System Attendant fail to complete
the switch and the whole exchange fail, because the System Attendant
services is require for exchange box to run. The node2 never complete the
take over. Does anyone know what might cause this incident. Please help.