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change drive letter on exchange

this may be a silly question, but im wanting to change the drive letter the mail stores are kept on.

is it as easy as just changing the drive letter and altering the paths? or is it more complicated?

unfortunatly i picked a drive letter, that is in use elseware, and sometimes. it takes the wrong one (works fine but a bit messy)


windows 2003 sp1  cluster
exchange 2003 sp2

M:\ is on array for mail stores  (just coincedence nothing to do with exchange 2000 M)
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
RIGHT - CLICK your MAILBOX STORE (Exchange System Manager), then go to properties and change the drive letter location.  Exchange will dismount and copy the files over to your new drive location....when done, Mount the the store.
You can also check the following article

How to move Exchange databases and logs in Exchange Server 2003

XADM: How to Manually Move the Exchange 2000 Server Database File Location

How to Change Database File (.edb and .stm) Locations in Exchange

It is as easy as changing the drive letters and altering the paths.  Dismount the information stores first.

The first option to right click the mailbox store actually copies the files.  It sounds like you don't want to copy the files to another drive ... but to change the original drive letter.  I think these other articles do the same.  They each mention moving the databases to another location.

You don't need to move the database.  You just want to rename the drive.

I had to do this when I first built my Exchange 2003 server.  I didn't name it as management wanted (it would help if they wrote these things done), so I had to rename the drive.  I made sure I had backups but the whole process took a few seconds.  It kind of freaked me out too.  It was just too easy.

Good luck

mhamerAuthor Commented:
all correct, but last one was most relevant to my situation

Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool.. thank you!

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