Moving database

I just installed Exchange 2003 on a test server. If you have been following my questions throughout the day, you see that I'm trying to do a roll out of a new server.

I know very little about it, and really can't wait to get my hands wet. lol

My question is, once it is installed, how does one move the database onto another drive? I do not want it to change it from the default drive C: as that is where it wanted to do the install. I did not want to change anything yet.

With Exchange 5.5, you can run the wizard to have the system check for available drives.

Is this an easy task?


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Hi Joeteck,

To move the database from one drive to another, do this:

1) Dismount the information store. ESM > Administrative Groups > Your Administrative Group (Usually First Administrative Group by default) > Servers > Your server > Your storage group (First Storage Group by default) > mailbox store. Right click on the mailbox store and select "dismount store".

2) Once dismounted, right-click on the store and go to properties. Under the "database" tab you'll see the locations for the Exchange database (.edb) as well as the streaming database (.stm). Browse to the desidered location and click OK when you're done.

3) Mount the information store. Follow the steps on step #1 but you'll select "mount store" this time.

You can do the steps above for every store you'd like to move to different location as well as public folders. You can also move the transaction logs if you so desire. The steps are similiar but instead of accessing the properties of the store, you'd be accessing the properties of the storage group.

Hope this helps.

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Here is a 2 minute screencast that shows how to perform this:

Best Regards,

JoeteckAuthor Commented:
Neto, I need to change the drive letter, not the server....
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JoeteckAuthor Commented:
Dude, Thats was so easy!

NetoMeter ScreencastsCommented:
That's exactly what the screencast demonstrates:)

JoeteckAuthor Commented:

Actually is does not... Bndits process does not match yours.... It may be possible that you have the wrong file on your web page...
NetoMeter ScreencastsCommented:
The link on the page was pointing to a wrong video - removing an ADC connector. Sorry about that. The link is fixed now.
Thank you for pointing this out and helping me find the problem!!!

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