Exchange 2003 move mailbox store to another drive on same server

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2010-07-27

Exchange 2003 has been installed on C: of a server with everything else and that drive is now running out of space.
I need to move the store to the other drive which is practically empty.
How can I do this/whats the best way to do this ?????

Pretty urgent one guys!!
Question by:KevNet
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    Accepted Solution

    Open Exchange System Manager.  Drill down to the mailbox store.  Right click, properties.  On the database tab you can change the path.  Exchange will move the database for you so you don't have to worry about manually copying the files.
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    Expert Comment

    marc is right if you needed reassurance
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    Author Comment

    do I do this with everyone off the system??? Or can this be done live ??
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    Expert Comment

    I would kick everyone off or do it out of hours. I usually do it out of hours anyway as the server will be working while the databases are moved.

    If you want the Microsoft word on this change, here it is:

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    Expert Comment

    You're definitely better off waiting until after hours.
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    Author Comment

    Cool ill sort it from home later tonight.
    Thanks for your help

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