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Exchange 2003 Rename the mailbox store did not rename the mailbox.edb file

hi Experts,

yesterday i renamed the mailbox store 30 to mailbox store 3. But when i go to the w:\exchsrvr\mdbdata i see that the files remain as
mailbox store 30.edb
mailbox store 30.stm.

How cna i change the names of these databases as well ?  I dont want to have different names corresponding to different DBs cause that will cause a mess.

Any ideas ?
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c_hockland
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snowsurferCommented:
Did you rename the stores with Exchange tools or did you rename directories?  In order to change the names of the databases you will need to take the stores offline rename then and reattach them,
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c_hocklandAuthor Commented:
So , i guess , if i rename store one , back to store thirty , and then tonight take store thirty offline and rename it to store three then the database file will be renamed automaticallly correct ?

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snowsurferCommented:
Where are you doing this renaming?  Are you doing it within the Exchange tools or at the directory level?
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c_hocklandAuthor Commented:
at exchange system manager. I just dismounted the mailbox store , renamed it , but when i did properties the db name was still 30.
How can i do it via the tools ?
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snowsurferCommented:
You cant.  You have to rename the acutal files in windows explorer.
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c_hocklandAuthor Commented:
i did , i renamed and when i mounted the mailbox store it told me that there was not database and that would create a blank DB. Then i went to the properties and associated the mailbox store with the newly renamed database but when i saved it told me that this database exists. Pretty much it did let me click ok (it was greyed out). Any ideas ?
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snowsurferCommented:
Rname everything back to the way it was so you are working.

Create a new mailbox store with the name you want.  Store3  Dismount it and rename the files to store3.edbak or something like that.  Rename the store you want to change store30? to the store3.edb and remount.
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c_hocklandAuthor Commented:
ok .
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