chkdsk /f untility on our exchange server

We have and exchange server running windows 2003 enterprise server with exchange 2003 standard.  We have been getting errors in our event log (the file system structure on the disk is corruot and unusable.  Please run the chkdsk utility in the volume DataPart2).  I plan on running the utility on out data volume.  Everything expect the windows install files are on this partition.  Our PRIV files are located on this partition.  My question is, Do I need to dismount the store before running the chkdsk utility?  Besides backing up , is there anything else I will need to do before running this?

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mconnelly9277Asked:
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Chkdisk will run on the next boot so the store will not be mounted at this point anyway.

A good back up of the drive will be all you need, maybe some notes on any configuration just incase?


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mconnelly9277Author Commented:
Instead of windows running it automatically I will be running it manually using chkdsk /f.  When running this do I need to dismount the store?  Will it automatically dismount?  Or can it run while being mounted?
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mconnelly9277Author Commented:
Id like users to be able to still recieve emails while Im running this as we are 24/7 here.
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Ah ok, I would dismount. Do you use a message relay service which would hold inbound email for you while it's offline?
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mconnelly9277Author Commented:
Our Barracudda holds any message that comes though and pushes it when the exchange is back up.  The problem with this company is we need to respond quick when emails come in so Id rather run it while being mounted.  
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
You can run it mounted if you don't have an option it just may take longer.
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