We are currently running V11 SP9 and we are looking to migrate MA's due to failing hardware. I've run through the migration instructions on BOL and am prepared to: Move DDB partitions, Share Data Paths and change primary path, move index cache.
I currently backup and archive (1-pass) Exchange mailboxes. The server which has been backing up and archiving data for Exchange is the current Media Agent. To keep it easy I would like to continue this practice on the new MA. The new MA is prepped for Exchange Mailbox backups/archiving but...
Should I create subclients on the new MA and associate mailboxes?
If so, What does that do to the retention of messages that had been backed up /archived using the previous MA? Naturally I could mimic the settings but would that affects our ability to recover these previously archived messages?
Any clarity on how best to do this correctly would help....I'm solid on the step by step outlined in BOL. I just believe I have uncommon setup which makes me second guess if the documentation is accurate for my situation
Thank you in adavance,