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Moving M: to a new partition?

Posted on 2002-07-01
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Does anybody know how to move the M: drive to a new partition??

Thank you,
Mark
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by:pjknibbs
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What's this got to do with Exchange Server, out of interest?
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by:slink9
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Is M an Exchange Server partition?  A CD?
Give a little explanation and maybe we can help.
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by:Nevaar
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The M drive isn't REALLY a drive.  It's just another was of accessing the mailboxes and public folders within the Exchange system.

It doesn't really exist as a physical drive. It doesn't take up any space (the space is really on other drives where you've got your storage groups.
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by:Jonestown
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What is your reasoning for wanting to move it?  As was said above, the M: drive is ONLY logical.  It doesn't take up any space, in fact, it should mirror the properties of the drive that exchange is installed on.
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kevala earned 200 total points
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Not only is it just a virtual representation of your mailbox and public folder store - you should NEVER touch, backup, or scan the M drive.

As stated, it is just a virtual representation of your databases, (which you will note, if you set your data stores to "not mount during startup", then restart your server, the M drive will not even appear in my computer or explorer until you mount them!)

so basically.....you can't move it, it's not taking up space...don't touch it with anything, and don't even try to back it up....

One permission change or modification to this drive can mess your whole server up...i've seen it a billion times.

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