Moving Exchange M: drive to new hard drive

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I am adding another hard drive to an Exchange 2000 Server because the M: drive is nearly full.  I would like to move the location of M: drive to the new hard drive.  I'm guessing that would be moving the info store database to the new drive?  Does any one know of any how-to's or reference sites describing this procedure?  I don't have a lab to do any test runs so I'd like to get all the information I can before hand.
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In System Manager, expand Administrative Groups->Your Administrative Group->Servers->Your Server. Open the Properties page for First Storage group. Click browse to select a new location for the transaction logs and system path. Open the Properties page for the Mailbox store and go to the Database tab. Browse for new locations to put the database files. Repeat this for the public store.

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Jimck: while you're on the right path, you left out something.

The M: drive does not really exist. It is there _only_ for those who wish to do programming against the mail databases using APIs. For all practical purposes one should ignore the M: drive or even remove it (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305145).

If the M: drive is "filling up" then look to the drive where your mail database(s) is/are stored. Now Jimck's suggestion comes into play.

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I reckon sometimes you can give too much information

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It's rather important for an Exchange Administrator to understand that the M: drive is a virtual representation of the Exchange stores. Never run backup against it, never do direct file manipulation against it, just ignore it or remove it if one is not using APIs to manipulate the information therein.
David WilhoitSenior Consultant, Exchange

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Oh, and never us AV software against it. Bad idea.

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