I currently have Windows Home Server 2003 installed on a machine that I am needing to use for other projects. The purpose of the Windows Home Server 2003 is solely for back up purposes. It is not used for anything else. The computer I have it installed on is an overkill. So I'm trying to figure out how I can transfer my WHS2003 to another machine. I have no problem reinstalling it and setting everything back up, however, I would greatly prefer to not lose my historical backups. Ideally I would put the WHS2003 on my private cloud so it can use resources as needed since it's used only to recover data and it's used only from 12am until 4am for backup purposes. Since only 5 machines back up to the WHS2003, it's not a big deal but preferred greatly to not lose the historical backups. One of the five machines connects through a VPN to back up. It's back up size is about 40GB and about 200MB each evening. You can see why I would probably prefer to save the backups and relink that offsite computer to the new Virtual WHS2003.
Any thoughts if this is even possible to migrate from WHS2003 to another WHS2003?
UPDATE: I did find a solution and have posted below.
I have confirmed that this works exactly how it's described. I would make notes of three items here that may not be clear.
When you copy the backups. They are stored on (old) D:\DE\folders and it tells you to copy them to the new D:\folders (without the DE). This is correct.
After running discovery, it will reconnect to the new server. If you have installed WHS2003 and still have the old box on the network, shut down this old server.
You may be required to install the new connector software. First establish the connection to the WHS2003 server. Then \server and get the new software.