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Exchange Mailstore Relocation

I have Windows 2003 SBS with Exchange 2003 running, the default location of the exchange mailstore is on the c: drive, i am predicting a future problem with regards to hd space, as the email store will definately increase,
i do have another bigger partition i would like the mailstore to reside on, how would i go about moving the store from one side of my harddisk to another?
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iaintarr
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marc_nivensCommented:
Open System Manager, and drill down to your mailbox store.  Right click on it and go to properties.  On the database tab you can change the location of the database.  Repeat this for the pub, let it move the files and restart the IS, and you're done.
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iaintarrAuthor Commented:
i did try that and had to shut down the service, pointed it to the directory where i copied the mail store files on other partition, it gave me sudden halt, something about the directory not have the same name,
would i have to duplicate the name which the files exist in? or could i just have it point to the files in any location i choose?
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marc_nivensCommented:
If you copied the files first then this would give you problems.  You will need to point to a location of your choice where the databases are not already present.  Let me know if that doesn't work because there is another, albiet more tedious way to do this.
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iaintarrAuthor Commented:
thank you, that is most likely where i went wrong, i cannot try this now, when i have a gap i will, thank you for your help.
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iaintarrAuthor Commented:
Thank you
very muc appreciated
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