Changing the location of the store and transaction logs in exchange 2003

Posted on 2008-06-19
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We are running exchange 2003 enterprise. I have just bought a new server and want to move exchange over. So far i have installed exchange from cd with the default options. When I go into ESM I can now see both servers but as of yet I haven't gone through any of the steps in the MS knowledge base article 822931.

However, on the new server I want to have the transactions logs on one disk and the store on another. At present they are all on my c drive. Is it simply a case of stopping the services, copying the files to where I want them and then browsing to the correct location within ESM? (ie for the store it would be the database tab of mailbox store properties and for the transaction logs it would be the general tab of the first storage group properties). Or is it more complicated than that?

Question by:metamatic
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Moving the store:

1. Start Exch Sys Manager.
2. Locate the Administrative Group.
3. Under the Storage Group, click the Mailbox or Public Folder Store to change.
4. Open the properties on that store, and click the Database tab.
5. Choose a new location for the databases by clicking Browse
6. Click Yes to dismount the database automatically and move the location.
7. Remount the databases manually

Moving logs

1. Start Exch Sys Manager.
2. Locate the Administrative Group.
3. Open the properties on the Storage Group for which you want to change log file paths.
4. On the General tab, click Browse, and then specify a new drive or directory location for the log files.


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Cheers guys. The link gave me everything i needed although i have given AV Nova a split for taking the time to type up the steps.

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