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Exchange 2007 Database Store Catch 22

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I seemed to have gotten myself into a Catch-22 with my Exchange 2007 storage group.  I have a DBSG3 which is locatedo on the G:\ drive.  It has 120GB of storage.  I placed too many mailboxes into that storage location and it has consumed all of the disk space.    This has caused the database store to be "dismounted".  

I want to move a few mailboxes off that store to the other storage groups, but I can't unless the database is mounted.  But it is dismounted because it has no disk space.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff Pierce
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Thank you for your suggestion  I was hoping there was some command that would work for this.  But I ended doing exactly what you suggested.  I am lucky to be in an VMware enviorment.  I presented a new drive letter with larger disk space from the VMware datastore.  Now I am moving the datastore from the small 120GB drive to the new 180GB drive.   This seems to be taking a while, (25 mins thus far).  I am a bit concerned because the destination disk doesn't seem to be increasing in size.  Seem sto be stuck at 73GB, I am just hoping it is copying the file in very large chucks.  

Thanks again.

Jeff

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If you are doing a standard file copy, there is a good chance it has hung.  I suggest using ESEUTIL to move the files.

ESEUTIL /Y "D:\old_location\stored.edb" /D "E:\New_Location\store.edb"
ESEUTIL /Y "D:\old_location\stored.stm" /D "E:\New_Location\store.stm"

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The database move system does a COPY and a REMOVE. Therefore it can appear that nothing is happening as the space is not created until the move is finished. Once the process is complete the space will be available.

Simon.

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It eventually finished moving.  However the size was 1/2 the size of the orginal location.  It went from 120GB to 60GB after the move.

Weird.

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Were you able to mount the store?  Is all mail there?  Are there any issues with your users?

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Everyting came back up well.  No issues.  Thanks for your help.
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