Move Exchange 2003 Information Stores to New Hard Drive
Posted on 2007-03-29
Need to move 136GB Exchange Information Stores to new, larger hard drive. Have KB 821915, but need clarification on the file structure for the new location and the amount of time I should expect my stores to be dismounted.
1. Do I create the Mdbdata folder on the new drive before specifying the new location or will Exchange build the file structure for me?
2. I need to let users know how long the system will be down for this process. Does anyone have an educated guess about how long it will take to move a 136 GB store?
My System is:
Server 2003 - SP1
Exchange 2003 - SP2
Dell Power Edge 2650 - 4 CPU; 4GB RAM
Will be connecting a Dell PowerVault with 1 TB storage for the new hard drive