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I'm running out of room on the drive that houses my Exchange Storage Groups.  I have additional disk space on another drive and would like to know how I can quickly and easily move a storage group from 1 drive to another.
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It's probably easier to move the location of individual databases:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821915

(each database will be inaccessible while it's moving)
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After the move is complete it says to remount the db's manually, how so?
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In System Manager just right-click on the Store that was moved and select Mount Store
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Do you know how long it typically takes to move the location of individual databases?
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That's a tough estimate - all depends on the size of the db (.edb and .stm combined), and secondly on the hardware of the server. How big is your database(s)?
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I have sufficient hardware, the db size is 12GB.
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Do you have a best practice guide that states how the different stores should be configured?  what is the best way to determine when to add another store?
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If I had to guess - around 30 minutes?? It'd be the same as just moving a 12 GB file from one drive to another....if you've ever moved large files with this server you should have a decent idea of how quick it moves data.

There are a few different reasons for using different stores: If you need multiple sets of storage limits you could use another store (i.e. lower limits for certain users, higher limits for upper management). If you wanted to improve backup/recovery times you can use multiple stores - instead of having to backup/restore a 16GB database all at once, you could have 2 x 8GB stores that are backed up separately. Or to keep users separated by geographical locations, you could use a different store for each group (bit of overkill there though). Personally, on the Exchange server I'm managing right now, I have two stores - one is for active employees and the other for employees who have left. That way I don't have to backup the ex-employees data as often as the active users.

As for best practice - MS does have a best practice analyzer that you can run against your server that will provide some suggestions (disk usage, missing patches, etc.): http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/exbpaqsg.mspx

And here's a decent two part article about best practices for optimizing Exchange: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Optimize-Exchange-2003-Performance-Part1.html
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