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17.24. Creating a Storage Group

Problem

You want to create a new storage group to allow for more mailbox stores, faster backups, or a logical organization of mailboxes.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open the Exchange System Manager (ESM) snap-in.

  2. In the left pane, browse to the server that you want to create a new storage group for.

  3. Right-click on the server and select New Storage Group.

  4. Enter a name, transaction log location, system path location for storage of temporary and recovered files, and click OK.

Using a command-line interface

First, create an LDIF file called add_sg.ldf with the following contents:

dn: CN=<Storage Group Name>,<ParentDN> 
changetype: add
objectClass: msExchStorageGroup
cn: <Storage Group Name>
showInAdvancedViewOnly: TRUE
systemFlags: 1610612736
msExchESEParamEnableIndexChecking: TRUE
msExchESEParamEnableOnlineDefrag: TRUE
msExchESEParamSystemPath: <Path to store system files>
msExchESEParamPageFragment: 8
msExchESEParamPageTempDBMin: 0
msExchRecovery: TRUE
msExchESEParamZeroDatabaseDuringBackup: 0
msExchESEParamBaseName: E01
msExchESEParamCircularLog: 0
msExchESEParamEventSource: MsExchangeIS
msExchESEParamCheckpointDepthMax: 20971520
msExchESEParamCommitDefault: 0
msExchESEParamLogFilePath: <Path to log files>
msExchESEParamDbExtensionSize: 256
msExchESEParamLogFileSize: 5120

Replace <Storage Group Name> with the name of the storage group, <ParentDN> with the distinguished names of the storage groups container for the appropriate server, <Path

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