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Exchange Server Cookbook by Devin L. Ganger, Missy Koslosky, Paul Robichaux

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6.9. Moving Databases and Logs to Different Disks

Problem

You want to relocate the files for a database, or the transaction logs for a storage group, from one disk volume to another.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

To move the EDB and/or STM files in a database, do the following:

  1. Launch the Exchange System Manager (Exchange System Manager.msc).

  2. In the left pane, expand the appropriate Administrative Groups container, and then expand the Servers container.

  3. Expand the server that contains the target database, then expand the parent SG.

  4. Right-click the mailbox or public folder store whose databases you wish to move, and select Properties.

  5. Switch to the Databases tab and use the Browse button to indicate a new location for the Exchange database, the streaming database, or both.

  6. Click OK to save the new locations. You will be prompted for confirmation, reminding you that the store will be dismounted, and asking you if you wish to continue. Click Yes.

  7. Once the Exchange and streaming databases have been moved and remounted, click OK.

  8. Make certain that the new file system location has the following access rights:

Administrators

Full Control

Authenticated Users

Read and Execute, List Folder Contents, Read

Creator Owner

None

Server Operators

Modify, Read and Execute, List Folder Contents, Read, Write

System

Full Control

To move a storage group's logs to another volume, do the following:

  1. Launch the Exchange System Manager (Exchange System Manager.msc).

  2. In the left pane, expand the appropriate Administrative ...

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