If you’re like most system administrators, you’ll never have Mike Tyson working on your Exchange migration or Active Directory migration project. But when he says, “Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth,” you’d better know he’s talking about you. And your project.
As a system administrator or IT manager, you almost always have migration projects on your radar, and some of the 2016 releases from Microsoft (think: Exchange, Windows Server, SharePoint) may be coming into your environment soon.
Have you got a plan? Are you ready in case you get punched in the mouth?
Active Directory and Exchange Recovery Plans
Think about a few things that can go wrong in an AD migration or Exchange migration:
None of that hurts as much as being punched in the mouth, but why run the risk when you can put in place an Exchange recovery plan using Windows recovery software before any of it happens?
Implementing Recovery Manager for Exchange and Recovery Manager for Active Directory lets you do three things to ensure your migration goes smoothly:
Recovery Manager is like buying insurance against the things that can go wrong in your migration project. Since there’s no such thing as a perfect project, recovery software is a good way to keep your Exchange migration or AD migration plan intact and on schedule.
Planning an Exchange or AD Migration? New Tech Brief
Which Windows migration projects are on your horizon? Have you devised a migration plan yet? More important, how about a recovery plan?
Have a look at our new tech brief, Planning an Exchange or AD Migration? Three Reasons to Include a Plan for Recovery. You’ll see in greater detail how a recovery plan can help you overcome getting punched in the mouth mid-project. You’ll also see real-world scenarios in which sysadmins have used Recovery Manager to get email back and keep their migration projects on schedule.
What you won’t see is Mike Tyson. When we wrote the tech brief, he was still on bed rest. After all, everyone has a plan till they get punched by a hoverboard.