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Do I create nNew Storage group or new information store?

I asked yesterday about my exchange server running out of disk space
I have created a 2nd array in the server and need to create a 2nd exchange database to move everything over into

My question is, do i need a new storage group or a new information store to do this?

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8/22/2022 - Mon

Which is the version of Exchange You are using....

Regardless of exchange version, creating a single store per storage group is recommended based on things like backup and restore as well as the log files management. If you have enough room to create a new storage group I would recommend going with it else you can still opt for having the single storage group with multiple information stores in it.


if you will not use the old server , you will need to do the two , that's better for me
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instead of creating a second database/storage group, why don't you move the databases/logs to the new set of disks.
check http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821915 and http://www.petri.co.il/move_exchange_stores_to_a_different_disk.htm

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Ok thanks
I'll be creating a new storage group shortly
Unfortunately the array is only going to be the same size as the previous one.
However i am intending to archive a lot of email from each mailbox before I transfer it