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Relocating Mailroot folder to another drive

Hi,

I am running exchange server 2003 on my windows server 2003 box and i am running out of space on my C: drive, can i relocate the C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot folder? As it is using up around 2.5GB, i have a D: drive where i have already relocated the exchange servers MBDATA folder to.

Any assistance would be helpful?
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patelbg2001Commented:
I don't think this can be done with out a re-installing the product....  Could you relocate your paging file to sit on another disk (not sure how big this is???)

Cheers
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
the mailroot folder can be relocated
check
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822933
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6073763.html
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998489.aspx

another thing to note here is that you mentioned that the folder is using 2.5 Gb. i suspect that the badmail folder has all the data in it
check this to clean the badmail folder
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867642
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PlancomAuthor Commented:
The pagefile.sys on the C:drive is nearly 2 Gig, can i relocate this to another drive by cutting and pasting? I am just cautious it may cause issues on the network whilsts moving it??
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
check http://www.petri.co.il/pagefile_optimization.htm
i would still move the mailroot folder to another drive and also implement the badmail script to empty out the badmail folder contents
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patelbg2001Commented:
Don't cut and past the paging file.  I didn't understand Mailroot was SMTP folder, different terminology.  2GB paging file should be moved.  check this link out http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/Windows2003/AdminTips/Miscellaneous/EnhancePerformancebyMovingthePagefile.html
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886 (applies to XP, but will work with 200x as well)

also move the mail root folder as suggested by rakeshmiglani and you should be home and dry

Good Luck, let us know how you got on

Cheers
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SembeeCommented:
The first thing I would do is ask why the mailroot folder is taking up 2.5gb. It shouldn't be. I have never had to move that folder for any reason, certainly not for space.
Has it got a high level of badmail items?

Simon.
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PlancomAuthor Commented:
Yes i am assuming it has got a high level of badmail items...

Can i just delete the contents of C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot\vsi 1\BadMail?
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SembeeCommented:
If it is badmail, then delete them. Do a shift DEL on the folder.
If you have Exchange 2003 SP1 or higher and haven't changed the setting, then badmail should not be retained.

Simon.
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
any updates?
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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