question

Zeeshansidd-0614 avatar image
0 Votes"
Zeeshansidd-0614 asked JadeLiang-MSFT commented

Exchange 2016

Hi,

We have three Exchange server 2016 in our environment. We want to move our exchange servers to new data center with new IP addresses.

What would be the best practice to move exchange servers to new location.

Thanks.

office-exchange-server-administration
5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

1 Answer

JadeLiang-MSFT avatar image
0 Votes"
JadeLiang-MSFT answered JadeLiang-MSFT commented

Hi @Zeeshansidd-0614

We want to move our exchange servers to new data center with new IP addresses

Is this new data center a new physical location or new AD site? Is the new location in the same domain as the original location?

If you would like to move it to a new physical location with new IP address, there may be no official document that mention it and we don't recommend this way.

In principle, it could work if you change the IP address only and set the IP,DNS and firewall to ensure the url of all services could be get. If you still would like to try it, please first export the data in server to avoid the data loss. Here is a similar case about exchange 2010, for your reference:Moved Exchange 2010 from Oklahoma City data center (in-house) to Tulsa data center (paid colocation facility).(Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.)

But as I mentioned above, this is not an officially supported solution. As a suggestion, I think it would be safer to deploy an another exchange server in new location and move the data to the new server, or deploy the DAG with original server and new server to copy the data.


If the response is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it.
Note: Please follow the steps in our documentation to enable e-mail notifications if you want to receive the related email notification for this thread.

· 2
5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

Hi,

Its new data center. We will use the same AD Site with same domain.

If i will move one exchange server to new location and change the IP address, it will work?

Thanks.

0 Votes 0 ·

Hi @Zeeshansidd-0614

Thanks for your update. It looks like your situation is similar to the case I cited above. Due to there's no official document that introduces/mentions this way, we couldn't ensure if it could work after that.

But theoretically, if you just change the IP and set the IP/DNS normally after that, I think it could work in this case. If you would like to try it, as a suggestion, it's recommended to first export the data in server to avoid the data loss.

0 Votes 0 ·