exchange 2007 mailbox locations

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I moved the storage group from the  c:\ drive to the d:\ drive .. now a montho r so later I am out of disk space on the c:\ drive. as I look I see all my mailboxes are still on the c: drive under program files\microsoft\exchange server \ mailboxes.  How do I move these and why didnt they move when I moved the store ?
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Commented:
Mailboxes aren't associated with a file storage location, rather they are associated with a Storage Group. So, are you saying the DB your mailboxes are associated with is still on C:\? There is a procedure to move your storage group...see here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125252.aspx

Let me know if you have further questions.

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~coolsport00
Your best bet is to create a new Storage Group, and a new Mailbox Database on your D: and then Move-Mailbox command to move the mailboxes to the new Mailbox Database.

This is Microsoft best practice for this type of administrative task as stated here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997006(EXCHG.65).aspx

Shaun

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The storage group is on d: what I'm realix=zing is that the tranasaction logs are still on the c: drive under program files\microsoft\exchangeserver \mailboxes.. how do I move the transaction logs.. and why doesnt the nt backup utility not remove these ?
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If you are backing up Exchange using ntbackup then it should remove the transaction logs. Ideally the transaction logs should not be on the same drive as the database.

I would look at the properties of the database to see when it was last backed up. If the backup failed then the logs would not flush.

Simon.
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Agree with Simon. We used NTBackup when we initially transitioned to 2K7 and it failed. I don't remember why...I think it had to do with the acct we used for the backup (we now use Avamar backup). Regardless, as Simon mentioned, the logs should be removed during the process.

Let us know...

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