Move Exchange 2003 data from C partition to D partition on same server
Posted on 2007-07-28
I have a Windows Server 2003 SBS SP1 with Exchange Server 2003 SP2. The server we got from Dell has a C partition of 20GB and the rest of the drive is the D partition (100+GB free). I didn't want to bother formatting the server and reinstalling with a bigger C system partition (for the eventual size of the Exchange data) and the server tools to resize partitions were/are too expensive. So, here I am with 100MB (yes, MB) of free space left on the system partition. I'm constantly running disk clean up and deleting temporary files and moving some files off to the D drive, but I need to find a solution to this problem as soon as possible.
So here's my question: Can I somehow move my Exchange data (c:\program files\Exchsvr\mdbdata\) to the D partition without risking any kind of data loss or mailbox corruption? I don't want to migrate to another server, just to another partition on the same server.
What are the steps for doing so...or is there a better solution to my problem?
Thanks for the answers.