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Migrate SBS 2011 SBS/2012 Servers to new servers

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#1 daverogers


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

Hi, I have taken over the 2 company servers and need to migrate them as they are old and have issues.
Both are used as file servers and hold a lot of data. So I intend to replace them with 2 new physical servers or maybe one with 2 VMs, but I think physical maybe better option.
Server 1 is a SBS 2011 with about 600GB of file data all on the C:\ drive :-), Exchange is not used as they have IMAP/POP3 (this will be going to o365 or cloud hosted exchange). It is used as a fileserver/dhcp/dns.
Server 2 Is running 2012 but looks like it was upgraded from SBS, it is used a file server and has about 400G of data on the C:\ drive, it also has DNS an is used as backup DC I assume.
I plan to 2 new servers and add them as DCs, one will be used for dhcp and dns, I assume I can add the dhcp (disabled) and make it live when the old server is offline.
Once data is moved from old servers to the 2 new ones or VM (though it's a lot of data to hold on a VM) I assume I have to un-install Exchange from the old SBS 2011 and run DCPROMO on the SBS 2011 and then turn it off?
I will be backing up using the FREE Veeam Agent (great bit of software BTW)
Am I missing anything re house keeping or critical tasks?
Many thanks in advance for any advice or direction.

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