Wed, Nov 5 2008 22:22
Have a backup before starting migration
When you begin the migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 you need to do a backup. I mean REALLY do a backup. And not just one backup, do an Ofer backup. Do a regular backup and then park a System State backup in addition to the normal backup. Do one with BackupAssist. Do one with Storagecraft. Heck do an image based backup while you are at it. Okay so maybe you don't need THAT many backups, but do you get the idea that you need to make sure that you can roll yourself back just in case and the more paranoid you are the more options you need to roll back?
When you begin to test the migration process, think about if you'd get stuck and you are part way through the process?
Bottom line make sure you can roll yourself back just in case.
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