I need to split a large Exchange 2003 mailbox store into multiple stores, when on a cluster

I have a large Exchange 2003 Enterprise mailbox store located on a 2 node cluster, and I want to split this large store into 4 or 5 smaller stores. What would be the best way to go about doing this?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Create the stores and then simply move the users from the old store to the new stores depending on how you wish to split them up.
You will suffer minimal down-time (only the users being moved will be off-line during the move) and if you move all the users from the old store, you can then delete the old store and clear up the space that this takes up.

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auspiesAuthor Commented:
Should I create a new storage group for each new store?
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
You can do - or you can have them all in one group.
Separate Storage Groups can speed up Backup / Restore as the transaction logs are not shared between Storage Groups.
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auspiesAuthor Commented:
Will the "cluster" be a factor at all, or will it failover/replicate to the other node on its own?
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
The cluster should fail-over happily on it's own.
Glen KnightCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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