Move Exchange Server mdbdata or log files
Posted on 2004-10-27
Up til now our mailserver has stored its data on the same drive as the OS. Because the drive is filling up, I installed a new drive (D). I now want to move the logs or the data to that drive, as I understand that it's better to separate those two.
1) Can I just go to the First Storage Group > properties, and click on the browse-button for the transaction log location, change that to the new drive, and that's it? (We use only one storage group, one private and one public store. I suppose moving the FS Group is the same as moving just one store.)
2) Will this have consequences for people using the mailserver at that time? Or do I have to disconnect the server, or stop some services?
3) Does it make a difference to move the log or the data (system path location)? What is better? I suppose the new drive is a bit faster, but am not sure. (I've read it's better to separate mdbdata and log files in case one disk crashes.)