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exmerge

has anybody used exmerge utility? Any documentation from Cisco web? We don't have veritus exchange agent license to backup unity message store. We thought we may use exmerge. is that very straight forward?Besides the disadvantage of the store size will become bigger because of group message, what else should I consider? The exchange database is really small, only more than 100Mbytes. Our case is migrating unity246(ex55) to unity3.1x(still ex55). Thanks in advance.

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Re: exmerge

You'll find the ExMerge utility on your Exchange 2000 CD, it comes with a very good readme file that's quite detailed. You can also check out this KB article on Microsoft entitled "Migrating to Exchange 2000 using ExMerge":

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;%5bLN%5d;Q327304

or this one called "Some questions and answers about ExMerge":

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;265441

that should get you from A to B. The biggest issue with ExMerge is making sure the account you're running it under has full Send As/Recieve as rights on all the mailstores - I can't say how many folks have emailed me saying DiRT was broken because they couldn't backup or restore messages with ExMerge - about %99.9999 of the time they haven't granted the permissions properly. The help for ExMerge links to a KB article explaining why this is necessary (short story Domain admins are explicitly denied the right in Ex2K).

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