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How do I move Exchange Data to a new drive

I have a Windows Small Business Server 2003 running Exchange for about 5 users.  The Exchange server is setup with all of the default settings and is installed and keeps all of its information on the C drive.  Now the C drive is filling up and I need to move everything to the D drive where there is more room.

What is the best way to move the exchange data (user mailboxes) to the D drive.  How can i ensure that I do not lose or mess up the users email.


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8/22/2022 - Mon
Lee W, MVP

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Do I need to keep log files.  I have one server that has hundreds of log 5MB log files that I would like to get rid of.

No don't delete the log files. Your backup software will purge the log files after completing the backup of the exchange databases. This is best way to elminate the log files.

Here is a link to article on setting up backup of your exchange server.


Are you backing up the server regularly?

If so, the log files should be purged. If you are backing up the server and the files are not being purged, then you need to investigate why.

If you are not backing up the server regularly and have no desire to do so, then there are settings that you can make to deal with the log file creation.

However do not EVER delete the log files manually. That will upset Exchange and probably cause it to fail.

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Walt Forbes

First u have to do a full backup of the exchange server. After that asure u have sufficient space on the source drive and move the transactional logs, and after that the data files.