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Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out by Tony Redmond

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Database management

Database management covers many different topics. We start with a discussion about the basic files that constitute an Exchange mailbox database (see Figure 7-2) and then go on to discuss some of the finer details about how transaction logs and the other files are used.

Files for a mailbox database.

Figure 7-2. Files for a mailbox database.

The most important files that you will see in the directory used to hold an Exchange database are the following:

  • Database file: For example, Vip.edb. All of the tables and data required to provide content to clients are held in the database.

  • Current transaction log: For example, E02.log. This log file is the one into which ...

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