Moving the priv.edb and pub.edb to SAN storage

Posted on 2005-03-26
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Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I want to move these two files to SAN storage. Anybody familiar with the steps for this move. I am thinking of doing it in either of two ways
1) move it to SAN and rename the SAN drive to the windows drive it presently is residing on....not sure this can be done

2) move it to SAN and change exchange to point to the drive on SAN...... how can I do this

  I decided against a defrag because of the high risk involved
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JDIVAKAR earned 800 total points
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What are you using the exchange 2000/2003 or exchange 5.5
If exchange 5.5 then you can use the performance optimizer by first mapping the san drive to exchange computer.

If u are using the exchange 2000/2003 then u can change the locationg of database by using the system manager. just select the store properties and there is tab called as database where u can change the database path.

In exchange 5.5 if you want to work quickly then u can stop the services and then move the files to mapped drive but at the same time u need to change the registry values which are having the path of databases.

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ID: 13640107
I am using exchange 5.5 I will need the step by step help and also the registry keys if any to change

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ID: 13646252
Actually I researched this on microsoft website with Article ID      :      260068   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;260068

      If you are using Performance Optimizer solely to modify the database paths, do not use Performance Optimizer; move the database(s) by modifying the database paths in the Exchange Admin program. For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
234295 XADM: Changing Database Paths Using the Administrator Program [exchange]

The advice of microsoft is to not use performance optimizer for this activity. As I have found the answer I will close the ticket unless anyone has any comments on any registry changes which is not mentioned in the microsoft article for this modification


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