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Moving the SMTP component to the drive that holds the database

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I read in Exchange 2007 Unleased that it is best practice to move the database files and log files to different drives so that you can split up the read and write requests of the hard drives. All fair and well and I found a document on how to do so but they go further on to say that it is also best practice to move the SMTP component to the same drive that holds the database files. Sounds great but does anybody have any idea on how to do this? I know by default the SMTP component is installed on the OS drive.

Thanks in advance.
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SMTP component?..do you mean the Send/Receive Connector logs? Those are by default located:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\TransportRoles\Logs\ProtocolLog\SMTPReceive (or SMTPSend).

Can you share the URL of the information you're referencing?

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It's not a URL its a book Called Exchange 2007 Unleashed and all that it says is that you need to install the SMTP component on the drive that holds the database files. So I'm guessing that instead of installing it to C:\blahblah you need to install it to D:\blahblah. D being the drive that you moved the database files to.
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Hmm...not sure what that is referring to. I did a little search on that book and was able to get a free preview to Ch. 3 where it talks a bit about performance and separating the logs, but didn't see anything about "SMTP Components".

There is, in essence, no "SMTP Component" to 2K7. 2K7 does use SMTP of course, but SMTP in the traditional sense of 2K/2K3 is gone. 2K7 uses 'connectors'...send and receive. There is nothing in the connector properties to change where the logging is placed (if it's even enabled...which is done by selecting "verbose" from the drop-down menu in the properties of the General tab). But, you can do this via the EM Shell (see: http://exchangepedia.com/blog/2007/05/exchange-server-2007-logging-smtp.html). That's about all I know. I think you'll be ok just separating the DBs and the system logs.

Regards :)
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